60 honored for voluntary assistance to entrepreneurs

Sixty volunteers who advised and assisted budding entrepreneurs were honored yesterday for their work by the Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau.

Sixty volunteers who advised and assisted budding entrepreneurs were honored yesterday for their work by the Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau.

They were awarded the title of “excellent director.” 

One of them is Zhu Jianjun, a retired economist, who became a volunteer in the 1990s. He supported the government’s efforts to help workers retrenched from state-owned enterprises to start their own business.    

Today, many university students seek Zhu’s advice when they set up their own company. 

Zhu, who has business knowledge and experience, has given lectures and training in schools and on television shows. 

He is also a member of the Shanghai Volunteer Team for Start-up Guidance, which was founded in May 2000 by the bureau. 

More than 1,000 people have served in the team, which currently has 648 members. The team has provided some 350,000 hours of assistance to more than 470,000 people. 

With their help, more than 100,000 people started their own companies.

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