Authorities working to find jobs for new graduates

Yang Wenjie
Jiading District is helping new graduates find jobs by learning about their needs and matching them with companies in search of talent.
Yang Wenjie

Jiading District is helping new graduates find jobs by learning about their needs and matching them with companies in search of talent.

A survey of over 3,000 local graduates collected information about what they were seeking and which services they might need in the process. WeChat groups have been set up afterward.

The district employment promotion center contacted the four schools with higher vocational education in Jiading to make specific promotion plans.

For graduates from Shanghai Art & Design Academy, the center arranged a job fair with the participation of several cultural innovation companies.

Workers from the center and the district’s human resources department also communicated with key enterprises to find out about vacancies and recruitment requirements.

Insurance subsidies for new graduate recruitment are included, encouraging companies to take more employees at the start of their careers.

The construction of practice bases for college students is an essential part of the employment campaign. It will expose students to the work environment and build their competence in job hunting.

The center provides online instruction and support and has offered lessons and consultancy to over 2,000 graduates.

Financial subsidies are also in place. Qualified college graduates are entitled to apply for up to 1,000 yuan (US$144.8) as a startup subsidy in Jiading.

For those taking part in vocational training for urgently needed jobs at medium level or above, 80 percent of their training fee can be covered by the subsidy, while those who pass other vocational training in medium level and above will be able to enjoy a 60 percent subsidy.

Online recruitment events are being launched more frequently to encourage graduates to settle in the district, find an ideal job or set up a business.

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