Chinese Vice Premier underlines importance of finding jobs for millions of college graduates

09:27, June 03, 2011      

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Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang on Thursday reiterated the importance of creating jobs for millions of college graduates, as he believes the employment situation for prospective job-seekers will be difficult this year.

Zhang's remarks came two days after the State Council, or China's cabinet, issued a circular asking local authorities to create supportive policies that will help college graduates find jobs.

Zhang urged relevant authorities and universities to map out detailed plans and provide employment counselling services to ensure that soon-to-be graduates can find jobs more easily.

To create more jobs for college graduates, efforts should be made to develop knowledge- and technology-intensive companies, he said.

Zhang also called for new measures to encourage college graduates to serve in less-developed regions or to become self-employed.

According to figures released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, China will have about 6.6 million college graduates in 2011. Last year, the figure was 6.3 million.

Source: Xinhua
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