China to create 9m new jobs next year
( 2003-12-22 22:22) (Xinhua)
China plans to create nine million new jobs and to help five million laid-off
workers become re-employed in 2004, Minister of Labor and Social Security Zheng
Silin said Monday.
Next year, China will spare no efforts to control the urban unemployment rate
at around 4.7 per cent, Zheng told a national conference on labor and social
security work held Monday.
Though China has fulfilled its goal of employment and re-employment assigned
for this year + eight million new jobs and re- employment for four million
laid-off workers, next year's targets are more challenging.
Following the just-concluded national conference on the work relating to
talented personnel, the meeting vowed to reinforce its re-employment services in
the coming year, especially to provide more vocational training. Specifically,
100,000 people will get skill training, and 300,000 people will receive training
to set up their own businesses, Zheng said.