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China’s central government on Wednesday outlined measures to help college graduates in their job hunts amid a grave employment situation this year.

According to a statement released after a State Council meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang, about 6.99 million college students will graduate this year, adding pressure to the employment situation.

The meeting called for efforts to help college graduates find employment, a matter that concerns economic development, the improvement of people’s livelihoods and social stability.

The State Council, China’s cabinet, called for the implementation of existing policies favorable to graduates’ employment, broadened ways and increased job vacancies, and for guiding graduates to seek jobs in small and mid-sized enterprises, private businesses and at the grassroots level.

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via China vows to help college grads land jobs – People’s Daily Online.

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Record-high Chinese grads struggle to secure jobs

With lower college graduate employment rates being reported in many provincialregions, job hunting has become an uphill battle as the year’s graduate supply is expected tohit a record high.

The latest statistics from the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, or SMEC, show thatonly 44.4 percent of the city’s university graduates had signed employment contracts by May10, down 2 percentage points year-on-year.

Meanwhile, the drop was greater for bachelors than for masters, with graduates fromvocational colleges inching up 1.2 percent.

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China Daily

via Record-high Chinese grads struggle to secure jobs[1]|chinadaily.com.cn.

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