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Farmers from Beijing suburbs find jobs in city's core

By DU JUAN | | Updated: 2020-10-13 17:50
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Increasing numbers of farmers from Beijing's suburbs are finding jobs in the city's core area in sectors such as public transportation, subways and environmental sanitation.

According to the Beijing Municipal Human and Resources and Social Security Bureau, up to 18,000 rural workers are now working in public service units in the capital.

The bureau said it has eased the shortage of workers in such units and has helped farmers achieve stable incomes as many small farms are converted to forest.

Feng Tiejun, 49, a farmer from Miyun district, formerly had an unstable income. In November 2017, he was hired as a driver of a watering cart in Chaoyang district at a salary of 8,000 yuan ($1,185) a month.

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