China's central authorities have prioritized the employment of young people, especially new college graduates yet to land jobs, by organizing regular job fairs and creating more grassroots-level vacancies.
The way people from all ethnic groups in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region perceive employment has gradually changed from making a basic living to fulfilling their own career ambitions, leading them to become more passionate about their jobs and careers, according to research released on Monday.
At a recent executive meeting, the State Council, China's Cabinet, said that greater efforts will be made to stabilize market entities and employment and that unemployment insurance and training subsidies will be extended to more enterprises at this difficult time. An earlier meeting had pointed out that employment should be given higher priority and efforts should be made to support market players to stabilize jobs.
Premier Li Keqiang called on Wednesday for heightened efforts to ensure economic growth in the second quarter and bring down the unemployment rate, saying that the government's aid packages must be extended to all eligible businesses.
China's average surveyed urban unemployment rate stood at 5.7 percent in the first four months of this year, official data showed Monday.