City adds 4 percent more jobs in 2020

Writer: Zhang Yu  |  Editor: Holly Wang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2021-01-12

Employment in Shenzhen continued to expand steadily last year, with more than 12.18 million residents having been employed as of November 2020, a year-on-year increase of 4 percent and reaching a historical high, according to local media reports.

Shenzhen completed its annual employment target ahead of schedule last year. Statistics showed that 156,400 new jobs had been created in the city by the end of November 2020. The registered unemployment rate stood at 2.49 percent, lower than the annual control target of 3 percent.

The number of migrant workers covered by the city’s unemployment insurance program exceeded 9.79 million, higher than that of the same period of the previous year, according to official data.

It is reported that Shenzhen has rolled out a raft of measures to address labor shortages in core supply-chain enterprises since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic in early 2020.

By the end of last March, Shenzhen had helped core supply-chain enterprises solve the shortage of 22,000 workers.

Shenzhen had picked up 25,700 migrant workers from other cities and provinces in the early days of the outbreak, which effectively alleviated the labor shortage of various enterprises in the city. In particular, after travel restrictions were lifted in Hubei Province, 8,473 migrant workers from Hubei were quickly picked up and brought to Shenzhen.

In 2020, public institutions in Shenzhen offered 3,049 job vacancies to fresh college graduates, and State-owned enterprises recruited 9,972 college graduates, data showed.

The city also held special online job fairs for college graduates last year, which published 150,000 job vacancies and received 350,000 resumes. Meanwhile, 1,394 newly developed internship positions were offered.