Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Yang Lan: Social work offers college graduates new job opportunities
+ -
14:38, March 04, 2009

Click the "PLAY" button and listen. Do you like the online audio service here?
Good, I like it
Just so so
I don't like it
No interest
 Related News
 Presidium, agenda set for China's parliamentary session
 Spokesman: China increases aid to developing countries despite crisis
 Li Zhaoxing says want to visit Taiwan island as soon as possible
 Spokesman: China's legislature shortens annual session not for avoiding "passive situations"
 Spokesman: China's political reform fits nation's conditions
 Related Channel News
· NPC & CPPCC Sessions 2009
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
"Presently, social work accounts for less than one percent of the employed population," Yang Lan, a CPPCC member, said. Under the circumstances in which college graduates are facing a severe job situation this year, Yang suggested that the government guide college graduates to seek employment in the field of social work.

"Chinese people are still relatively unfamiliar with the occupation of 'social worker.' Social workers differ from volunteers because they are paid. In the West, jobs such as guiding troublesome youths, helping handicapped people receive rehabilitation therapy, looking after children as a caretaker, and taking care of children who are mistreated by their parents are mostly fulfilled by social workers."

"The occupation has vast development potential and is helpful in improving the community service system and stabilizing all society. Currently, however, social work in China is still in the preliminary stages, particularly since only a small number of college graduates engage in social work." Yang said the new occupation may present more job opportunities to college graduates.

Regarding preferential policies that are carried out one after another all over China to encourage college graduates to start businesses, Yang believes these policies are good. At the same time, however, she cautions that "since starting a business is risky, they must be ready to bear the risks."

By People's Daily Online

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
British boy becomes father at 13 
Full Text of Human Rights Record of United States in 2008
Looted Chinese relics sold for 14 million euros each
China hits back with report on U.S. human rights record
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Beijing for China visit

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved