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Job fair for disabled people held in Beijing

By Ma Chi and Yan Maoqiang | | Updated: 2023-05-25 18:30
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A job seeker talks with staff members at a recruitment booth during the job fair in Beijing, on May 24, 2023. [Photo/Beijing Daily]

Over 100 government-affiliated institutions in Beijing teamed up on Wednesday to hold a job fair for people with disabilities, the first of its kind in the city, Beijing Daily reported.

A total of 107 positions were offered at the event organized by the city's Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, and the Beijing Disabled Persons' Federation. All job vacancies were open for handicapped people regardless of their degree and category of disability, with requirements on age and education level of job seekers lowered.

One of the employers, the Chaoyang District New Media Center, has raised the upper limit of age for job applicants from 35 to 40.

"Previously, the majority of positions required applicants to be below 35 years old. In fact, the job position we offer is mainly about text editing, which can be done inside an office. It is suitable for some people with disabilities, and age is not the only criteria for assessment," said a recruiter from the company.

The positions available at the event covered a wide range of professions, including text editing, administrative management, as well as computer science, accounting and finance, and rehabilitation.

Xiaolu, a hearing-impaired job seeker who is a graduating student from Beijing Union University's Special Education College, was interested in a position of video editor at Beijing Anding Hospital.

"Although I don't have a degree in a video-editing related major, I am interested in filming, video shooting, and editing, and I have some experience," said Xiaolu.

With the assistance of a sign language volunteer, Xiaolu introduced himself to a recruiter at the booth.

"If you are interested in the job, you can send your resume and work samples first. We will contact you as soon as possible," said a recruiter of the hospital.

According to the organizer of the job fair, standards for physical tests were set in a flexible way to help more applicants with physical disabilities land jobs.

"The event helps save the time and trouble for people with disabilities of going to different locations to seek jobs," said Zhou Hongfei, director of the education and employment department of the Beijing Disabled Persons' Federation.

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