NPC Deputies Give Advice to Unemployed University Grads
   2014-03-12 11:24:46    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Fei

Chinese university students continue to struggling to find jobs in 2014. The seven-million new grads that finish college each year take up about half of China's job market, according to Mo Rong, head of the Institute of International Labor and Social Security.

Regarding college students' unemployment issue, deputies in this year's sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and advisors of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) give their advice.

NPC deputy Chen Kehan says that universities should reconsider their program arrangements.

Huang Dekuan, a CPPCC advisor and the president of Anhui University, thinks too many students are heaped in subjects that would provide good jobs in the future like IT and finance. However, the number of these students has overwhelmed the actual market demands.

Other programs, like logistics and gardening, on the other hand, always find themselves lacking employees, according to a report by Xinhua.

Chen Kehan points out that a disconnection exists between companies and graduates where employers cannot find talent, while students can not find jobs.

She thinks there is in fact a greater demand than the supply in the job market.

Meanwhile, Mo Rong holds that Chinese universities have too many master and doctoral students, adding up to the unemployment problem.

When failing in job hunting, students are likely to enroll in higher education, pursuing a master or doctoral degree. However, high degrees do not promise a better job.

Cun Min, an NPC deputy, thinks this assumption comes from companies changing their recruitment philosophy: they are looking for talent that could get the work done regardless of their educational background.

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