NEWS Technicians required China is in great need of advanced technicians such as skilled car mechanics, according to Ministry of Education statistics. There is a national shortfall of about a million. A trained car mechanic could earn up to 15,000 yuan a month, Chinahr.com said. Website to hold fair The recruitment website www.newjobs.com.cn is holding a job fair from June 8 to June 21 for about 1,900 college graduates who have just finished serving a year voluntarily in the mainland's impoverished west. Newjobs is also the organiser of an annual National Online Job Fair. Shanghai's minimum wage rises 11 per cent Shanghai's municipal labour and social security department has issued a circular raising the minimum monthly wage by 11 per cent to 635 yuan from the beginning of next month, Xinhua reports. The minimum hourly wage will be raised to 5.5 yuan from five yuan. Property openings surge in city More than 287,000 people work in Shanghai's 9,400 property companies, much more than the 10,000 employed in the sector in the early 1990s. More property assessment experts and property agents will be needed in the future, while the number of staff being taken on to demolish buildings is expected to decrease, according to a report by the Shanghai Property and Land Resources Management Bureau. Hair washers selected by degrees A small hair salon in Nanjing is offering positions as hair washers to college students only. The boss of the salon claimed they had received a dozen applications in just a few days, the Yangtze Evening News reports. Only children fret about their futures Guangxi University has found that about 70 per cent of 800 only children surveyed worry about their future careers. Some said salaries did not meet their expectations and some just wanted to find stable jobs near home. Few planned to become self-employed, HR Market News reports.