China’s millennial and Gen Z workforce is finding it increasingly difficult to find full-time jobs, and more are turning to freelancing to achieve a better work-life balance. Photo: Xinhua
China’s millennial and Gen Z workforce is finding it increasingly difficult to find full-time jobs, and more are turning to freelancing to achieve a better work-life balance. Photo: Xinhua
China jobs

Is this China’s ‘Great Resignation’? Freelancers find both hope and uncertainty in bid to escape 9-to-5 grind

  • Intense pressure, long working hours and relatively low wages have convinced millions to embrace ‘flexible employment’ and freelancing, often in a gap between full-time work
  • Income is important, but Gen Z and younger millennials say their ideal jobs offer freedom while allowing them to pursue their passions

Topic |   China jobs
China’s millennial and Gen Z workforce is finding it increasingly difficult to find full-time jobs, and more are turning to freelancing to achieve a better work-life balance. Photo: Xinhua
China’s millennial and Gen Z workforce is finding it increasingly difficult to find full-time jobs, and more are turning to freelancing to achieve a better work-life balance. Photo: Xinhua
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