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  1. News - China

    Alarming drop in Chinese graduates landing jobs

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Raymond.li@scmp.com As universities annually pump out triple the graduates they groomed a decade ago, the proportion landing jobs has fallen to an alarming new low From ivory ... cross my fingers and hope I will no longer need to live off my parents." Yang is one of a record nearly seven million students who will graduate from mainland universities this year ...

  2. Lack of vacancies for graduates means full house for 'job hotels'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... been better. 'Job hotels' have sprouted up in major cities in recent years, and a glut of graduates and shortage of jobs have seen occupancy rates soar. The job hotels, modelled on backpacker hotels, target job seekers, providing information on the nearest job centres, part-time vacancies and data-sharing services with prospective employers. Most guests are graduates who ...

  3. Plea to make job hunt easier for graduates

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The central government should do more to cut through red tape strangling the job market to head off looming problems for mainland college graduates wanting to enter the workforce as the economy falters, mainland analysts said. In a push to address the problem facing many university graduates, the State Council issued a directive at the weekend urging regional ...

  4. Strategy to help graduates find work

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of university graduates left jobless by the economic slowdown. The seven-point plan was formulated at a State Council meeting yesterday chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao and came after a think-tank gave ... graduates and migrant workers were particularly vulnerable in the job market because of oversupply. According to the job survey, conducted by Cass's Institute of Sociology, about 5.6 million ...

  5. News - China - INTERNET

    Web 'opinion analyst' class may draw journalism grads, but some are wary

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:57am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Work in new field may appeal to fresh journalism graduates, but some are wary of colluding in web censorship or propagandising for the party 'Opinion ... is likely to be welcomed by thousands of mainland journalism graduates struggling to find a job. But the move is raising unease in some quarters amid Beijing's heightened controls over ...

  6. News - China - LABOUR

    Harder than ever to find prized civil service job in China

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:52pm by Raymond Li

    ... remain highly sought after because of their high level of job security, benefits and perceived higher social status," she said. "It's particularly the case that college graduates ... Li, who will graduate next year. "It's not about how big my chances are, it's an issue of not letting any chance go by, as we college students face an extremely grim job ...

  7. PLA reaps benefits as weak job market brings flood of recruits

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li After years struggling to recruit top talent, the People's Liberation Army stands to gain from a gloomy job market by welcoming a huge influx of university graduates to its ... a record 120,000 fresh graduates this year. The world's largest fighting force, with 2.3 million personnel, has had a hard time recruiting enough young talent to turn ...

  8. Hotel guest who is down but not out on the mean streets of Beijing

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and in the afternoon stays in the hotel sending out r?sum?s and waiting for his phone to ring. The graduate from Luliang, Shanxi, has completed more than 300 online applications in addition to responding ... it was short of his expected 2,000 yuan a month. 'I'm flexible as long as I can learn something from the job and develop a career from there,' he said. Mr Li, who graduated from ...

  9. Premier paints picture of stability despite fears of unrest over bleak job prospects

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... not find work. The tough conditions are set to be compounded this summer when about 6.1 million university students graduate, joining the 1.2 million who graduated last year but have still ... is that graduates and migrant workers, considered the worst hit, could create social tension as they become frustrated. Liu Kaiming, director of Shenzhen's Institute of Contemporary Observation, said ...

  10. Fewer try for college as career fears grow

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li University degrees are losing allure on the mainland because of graduates' gloomy job prospects. The number of college applicants in some regions has dropped significantly. ... mainland universities to go on reckless expansion sprees, often at the expense of quality teaching. Official statistics show a record 10.5 million high school graduates registered for the national ...




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