Crackdown on illegal labour activities The central government has called for a nationwide crackdown on illegal dealings within the labour market. It also wants to do away with unregistered labour agencies and stop irregular activities by legal agencies. Xinhua reports the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Ministry of Public Security and other government departments are targeting areas that are densely populated with migrants and have spontaneous job fairs in a bid to regulate the market. Licensed pharmacists in short supply Licensed pharmacists and drug dispensers are in great demand on the mainland as there was a shortfall of 65,000 professionals at the end of last year, the Shenjiang Service Guide News reported. Almost 100,000 people nationwide have passed the exam required to be able to do the work since the introduction of the licensing system in 1995. Millions of new jobs forecast The Ministry of Labour and Social Security recently announced 9 million new jobs should be created this year after the national unemployment rate decreased for the first time in five years. China's GDP increased by 9.5 per cent last year. According to analysts, if GDP can continue to grow by 7 per cent, at least 5 million to 6 million new jobs will be created. Private and joint-stock companies are tipped to be the major employers. No excuse for not doing taxes There are more than 2,860 tax agencies and 62,000 certified tax agents on the mainland, figures from the Chinese Certified Tax Agents Association show. China's tax agent market will open up to foreign investors next year, state-run Xinhua reports. Air Force targets fresh graduates China's air force will recruit 1,000 university graduates from around the nation, the PLA Daily reports. All of this year's graduates who have obtained at least a bachelor's degree in aviation engineering, mechanics, telecommunications, automatic controls, computer science, psychology or law will meet the recruitment requirements. The air force has set up agencies at 15 universities.