58% graduates hired with help of job services

Updated: 2007-12-16 09:55

BEIJING - A total of 6.01 million university graduates, or 58 percent of the total, found jobs with the help of employment services from 2004 and 2006, according to a national personnel conference on Saturday.

Minister of Personnel Yin Weimin told the conference that the country had encouraged the development of employment service agencies and had accumulated experience for the establishment of a public human resource network.

More than 6,600 various human resource agencies, 2,700 "personnel exchange sites" and 3,100 human resource websites were set up across the country over the past five years, statistics show.

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A total of 61.37 million job seekers registered with such employment services between 2003 and 2006, which helped 25.48 million find or change jobs, according to the Ministry of Personnel.

State Councilor Hua Jianmin ordered improving employment services for university graduates and demobilized military personnel.

"Human resource departments should improve the civil servant system, deepen the income-distribution reform at government agencies, and properly arrange civilian jobs for demobilized military officers," Hua told the conference.

A total of 337,000 officers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) were transferred to civilian work over the past five years, statistics show.

Yin said 330,000 young talents became government employees through competition between 2003 and 2006, and 23 million civil servants attended various training.

A total of 110 "enterprise bases" were set up across the country during the four years for returned Chinese from overseas studies, including 33 bases that were set up by the ministry. Statistics show 275,000 Chinese people returned from overseas studies over the past five years.

According to the ministry, more than 16 million people registered for "professional qualifications" exams in five years, with more than 3.7 million obtaining qualification certificates.

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