SZ acts to boost employment for graduates

Writer: Zhang Yu  |  Editor: Holly Wang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2020-05-21

Shenzhen will take concrete measures to facilitate the employment of college graduates, whose job outlook appears grim due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported yesterday.

According to the city’s human resources and social security bureau, Shenzhen will step up employment support for college graduates and launch a major recruitment drive to help graduates find jobs.

Companies will be guided to release job vacancy information online while career counselors will be organized to offer advice via online sessions. Meanwhile, online recruitment events for college graduates will continue until the end of September and no less than five on-campus job fairs are being planned.

Shenzhen encourages college graduates to work in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, social organizations and grass-roots public service institutions, and in turn, encourages these businesses and organizations to recruit graduates.

State-owned companies and government agencies will create more job opportunities for college graduates. A recruitment program from these companies and agencies will be launched before the end of June.

Local State-owned enterprises will provide at least 2,000 job openings for college graduates throughout the year.

A special recruitment event for public primary and secondary school teachers will be held in the first half of the year.

College graduates are also encouraged to start their own businesses. The city will provide a wide range of subsidies for graduates to help cover the cost of starting a business. It will also put a guaranteed loan policy in place to meet their financing needs.

Graduates are also encouraged to enter for the Shenzhen “Dream Cup” college student innovation and entrepreneurship contest, which offers a maximum grant of 500,000 yuan (US$71,000).