China may face a labor shortfall as early as 2021 due to a rapidly aging population as the results of the one-child policy, started in the 1970s, begin to bite, an expert said Tuesday.
Union Employment Assistance Month, launched by the ACFTU, kicked off in Shijiazhuang, a city close to Beijing, on March 2, 2015.
In recent years, trade unions in Anhui province have enlisted the help of the government in boosting youth employment and explored ways to fill public interest jobs with college graduates.
On November 17, 2014, Wuxi Municipal Trade Union Federation in Jiangsu province staged a job fair to help find jobs for migrant workers, laid-off workers, struggling families and college graduates.
Recently Zhengzhou, capital city of central China’s Henan Province, issued a Circular on Promoting Graduate Employment and Graduate Startups in 2014.
Unpopular degrees offered by universities struggle for survival under the pressure from the job market.
Chinese graduates are experiencing less pressure to find work.
The government encourages those finishing university to start businesses.
If the jobs and employment patterns provided by employers fail to meet the needs of migrant workers, they will be “knocked out of the market”. In this sense, it is the new generation of migrant workers who have forced the country to upgrade its industry.
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.
The year 2013 saw 7 million Chinese college graduates jostling for 9 million jobs.As the economic slowdown spread, demand for labour was diminishing, most notably in the auto, machinery, electricity and financial industries.
2% of employers forecast job cuts and 14% forecast job gains.
The purchasing power of workers in Shanghai and Beijing is growing closer to that in many European cities.
The China Employee Benefits Index (CEBI) is the first index of employee social protection in China.
The complicated working environment presents great obstacles for officials and activists of trade unions.
Trade unions should strive within the legal framework for rights and benefits both for workers and themselves.
Over the past year, trade unions across China have done their utmost to uphold migrant workers’ rights, scoring substantial achievements.
An employer who maliciously defaulted on workers’ wages were sentenced to two and a half years in prison and a fine of up to 50,000 yuan.
Sichuan Trade Union Federation opened a hotline besides offering legal aid on its micro blog.