China / Government

Official denies civil servant exodus

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-04-24 15:56

A Chinese official on Friday denied reports of an "exodus" of the country's civil servants from their jobs, and said some job-hopping should be considered normal.

"Judging from statistical figures and our surveys at some central governmental agencies, there is no noticeable surge in the number of civil servants leaving their posts," said Li Zhong, spokesperson of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, at a press conference.

Li made the remarks in response to a question on several reports by the media and job-hunting websites stating that the number of civil servants who have quit their jobs has grown significantly.

Many think that heavy work loads, relatively low pay and pressure from the country's anti-corruption and frugality campaigns have led civil servant jobs to lose their appeal.

"Some members have quit, but that is generally normal," Li said, noting that the country's laws also encourage free flow of personnel.

Li also noted that the civil servant talent pool is constantly being filled through new member recruitment.

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