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Post time 2007-3-14 10:55:04 |Display all floors
Attached is an article from Shanghai Daily.  

More migrants add to employment woes
2007-3-14  

UNEMPLOYMENT will remain a difficult problem for China this year, given the emergence of more laid-off workers and new job-seekers, the Minister of Labor and Social Security said yesterday.

Businesses that are trying to reform will lay off more workers, who will find it difficult to obtain a new job, Tian Chengping said at a press conference held on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress.

He said about 4.95 million students will graduate from universities and enter the job market this year and rural laborers will continue to swarm into cities for work.

To alleviate the employment problem, the government will further boost economic development to create more jobs and carry out relevant fiscal, tax and financial policies to promote employment, he said, without giving details of the "relevant" policies.

The government will also strengthen training for all kinds of job seekers and help create bridges between job hunters and employers, he added.

Last year, more than 11.8 million urban residents found new jobs, a record high for a single year, driven by a 10.7 percent increase in China's GDP.

"We will try to help at least nine million urbanites find jobs this year," Tian said, adding 24 million new job seekers are expected to move to large cities this year.

Meanwhile, a political advisor said that China needs to take measures to safeguard the interests of employees in foreign-funded enterprises amid a growing number of labor disputes in recent years.

Foreign investment should not be wooed at the cost of the working conditions of employees, and the government should play a guiding role in coordinating employer-employee relations, said Zhang Guoxiang at the ongoing annual session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Zhang cited a report by the CPPCC foreign affairs committee, saying that irregular employment practices, low wages, unreasonable workload, failure to keep in line with social security programs, and a lack of work safety measures are major causes of rising collective labor disputes.

The CPPCC National Committee has pushed for a new labor contract law as soon as possible.

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Post time 2007-3-14 10:59:19 |Display all floors
Overstaffed state-owned enterprises are the problem. The government has a tough task in shutting them down gradually while ensuring that the private sector is opening up enough new positions to absorb those newly laid-off. It's a difficult balancing act.

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Post time 2007-3-14 10:59:57 |Display all floors
yes,it's a big question which couldn't be ignored any more. i am worrying about our government whether has the ability to solve it! maybe finally we'll bear the bad result by ourselves. What do you think?

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Post time 2007-3-14 11:14:48 |Display all floors
That’s the problem concerns me the most, more than the issue of pollutions.  We’ll eventually solve the issue of pollution with technology advancement.  But the unemployment issue is a task of present tense and requires our urgent attention.

Interestingly, China’s unemployment problem is not about the migrant workers with low wages, for those, there is already a shortage in the southern part of China, but our unemployment issue is about our brightest minds, those college and the university graduates.  Please tell me whether or not I’m wrong?

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Post time 2007-3-14 11:17:16 |Display all floors
I read in an article today that the Chinese Gov is outlawing the use of discrimination (age, gender, physical disability)  in their hiring practices.
This is a great leap  forward!!
Go China!!

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Post time 2007-3-14 11:26:23 |Display all floors
Originally posted by modeststeam at 2007-3-14 11:17
I read in an article today that the Chinese Gov is outlawing the use of discrimination (age, gender, physical disability)  in their hiring practices.
This is a great leap  forward!!
Go China!!


You are right,   a great leap forward!   I was so shocked with such a practice in a socialist country.

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Post time 2007-3-14 11:58:19 |Display all floors
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