Beijing short 277,000 laborers in 2nd quarter

16:40, August 19, 2010      

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Beijing experienced an oversupply of jobs and the labor shortage hit 277,000 in the second quarter of 2010, according to a report released by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security on Aug. 18.

Statistics revealed that the impact of the global financial crisis on Beijing has been generally eliminated. Enterprises are recovering and expanding production, so the number of vacant posts has largely increased compared to the same period of last year.

About 39,000 companies registered with public human resource services for recruitment in Beijing in the second quarter and demanded about 377,000 people for different professions, while nearly 100,000 people registered in the public human resource services offices seeking a job.

The demand-supply ratio is nearly 4-to-1, which means a worker can have four jobs to choose from and the overall employment gap is about 277,000 people.

Of the 10 occupations with the largest gap between the demand and supply in the Beijing human resource market in the second quarter, the shortage of unskilled laborers was the greatest. There was a shortage of nearly 52,000 laborers in the unskilled market.

Open positions for restaurant waiters and cooks, also in high demand, amounted to 22,000, but the number of job applicants was only about 1,000. The demand-supply ratio reached nearly 18-to-1, which means a single job applicant can have 18 job options.

In addition, the demand-supply ratios of marketing and trade fairs workers, department managers, and mechanical thermal processing workers were 15-to-1, 10-to-1 and 8-to-1, respectively.

By People's Daily Online
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(Editor:张心意)

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