On 10 February 2014, the ACFTU staged a job fair in Hefei, capital city of Anhui province, with an eye to improving employment access and quality for job hunters. Some 600 companies set up stands at the fair, offering 100,000 jobs. At the end of the day, 12,000 people had signed up.
Meanwhile, trade unions across the country launched Union Employment Assistance Month in an effort to help find jobs for migrant workers, laid-off workers and college graduates.
Established in 2011, Union Employment Assistance Month has run for three years. During this period, trade unions hosted 26,842 job fairs, finding jobs for 4.37 million people. In addition, they offered training to 2.5 million people and handed out 1.5 billion yuan in small loans.