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Incentives offered to attract best teachers

ABOUT 1,500-2,000 teaching jobs will be available in 350 schools when a job fair opens on Sunday.

With a growing population, a loosened family planning policy that allows couples to have two children, and the retirement of senior teachers, demand for teachers in the city is great, authorities said yesterday.

Most of the vacancies are for Chinese, math and English teachers — the three most important subjects for Chinese students — but there will also be some for subordinate subjects, such as PE, music and geography.

Many district governments are offering incentives such as housing subsidies and affordable apartments to attract the best teachers. Some districts no longer list hukou, or permanent residency certificate, as a must for applicants from top universities in China.

Although some non-professional requirements have been loosened, schools in the city will not lower the requirements on applicants’ professional teaching abilities, said Hu Weiping, an official at the Shanghai Educational Human Resource Exchange and Service Center.

An online version of the job fair will also be launched next Monday and run through May 30 on the website of the center (


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