A vast majority of Chinese studying abroad are returning back offering stiff competition for jobs to the students, who studied in local universities.
Nearly 72 per cent of overseas Chinese students have returned to China after finishing education abroad since the late 1970s, a government-backed agency said in a report.
From 1978 to 2011, about 8,18,400 Chinese students returned home after studying abroad, said the report by the Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), which is administered by the Ministry of Education.
In 2011 alone, nearly 186,200 chose to return, nearly 40 per cent more than that in the previous year, said the report, adding the centre had offered services to 1,10,000 of them…
High-tech companies face a shortfall of some 40m skilled workers by 2020, with businesses based in China likely to be among the worst hit, according to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute. The institute – a research arm of the McKinsey strategy consultancy – says that manufacturing will be the sector of the global … Continue reading »
China has more than 30 million students studying in vocational schools, as well as 72.65 million people who have graduated from such schools over the last 10 years, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Education. According to a report on the development of vocational education, the employment rate for graduates of secondary … Continue reading »
Cao Bin’s dream job in China’s officialdom befits anything but the popular image of a tea-drinking bureaucrat reading newspapers in an air-conditioned office, or dozing off at long meetings. Instead, the postgraduate at China Foreign Affairs University has applied for a position with the China Earthquake Administration. If successful, the job will catapult him into … Continue reading »
More than half of college students who will graduate next year are willing to accept a monthly salary of less than 4,000 yuan ($638), according to a survey released on Saturday. The survey, conducted by renren.com, a popular social networking website which launched its job-search service for graduates in July, ran from Aug 21 to … Continue reading »
Nearly two million candidates will compete for over 20,000 civil service jobs this year in China, said a state-run daily which lauded the move for applicants to have at least two years’ experience working at the grassroots level. Applications for the annual National Civil Service Exam (NCSE) opened Monday. An editorial in the Global Times … Continue reading »
China will beef up its support for secondary vocational education by offering more students free schooling and improving the grant aid system, authorities vowed on Wednesday. Urban students majoring in agriculture-related subjects or having financial difficulties and all rural students will be exempt from tuition fees at secondary vocational schools starting from the fall semester …Continue reading »
China – Half of this year’s record high 6.8 million new college graduates are still struggling to find jobs
Hang Peng, Beijing, said, “This bachelor degree certificate used to be a magic key for Chinese grads to a high-paid job. But now, for many of them here, its really little more than permission to rent a bed in a job-seekers’ dormitory. This is a three-room apartment. But it’s been transformed into a crowded dorm … Continue reading »
Human resource analysts have called for greater efforts on the part of the government to create new jobs, as the country’s economic slowdown has created a grave employment situation, a major newspaper reported Tuesday. The overseas edition of the People’s Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), cited experts as saying … Continue reading »
Migrant workers who look for jobs in cities in China are now leaving the cities and going back to their home towns as jobs losses mount amid economic slowdown. This wave of migrant workers leaving cities emerges for the first time since the financial crisis 2008/09. A lot of migrant workers who were originally living … Continue reading »