Ex-military cadres 'must be given jobs'
Former military cadres transferred to civilian work must not be rejected by local government units and enterprises, Beijing authorities said.
A joint notice released by the State Council General Office and the Central Military Commission General Office ordered all provincial governments to find jobs for former military cadres transferred to civilian work.
'No units or enterprises should reject these cadres,' Xinhua (the New China News Agency) said.
It quoted officials from the Central Organisation Department and the Labour Ministry as saying that finding jobs for transferred military cadres was a priority this year.
The notice also ordered local organisations to provide transferred cadres and their families with legal rights.
'Proper accommodation and necessary training should be provided,' it said.
The Army, upgrading its technological combat ability, has reduced its size, and a significant number of military cadres need to be relocated.