He urged support for skilled talent and the gig economy to foster entrepreneurial capabilities and innovation to build new growth momentum.
Vice-Premier Liu He has also urged entrepreneurs to contribute to China’s economic development by supporting SMEs in the country.,
The state labour union voiced out that gig workers should have stronger worker protection and labour rights.
The surveyed urban unemployment rate averaged at 5.2%, down 0.6 percentage points year-on-year, as China's economic recovery continues to gain pace.
The government is working out new laws to protect the rights of workers, especially those in flexible employment.
An app records and encrypts data like work attendances based on facial recognition, and feedback from recruiters.
Premier Li Keqiang pledged to extend more support to micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and the self-employed on six fronts.
The average wages of private-sector urban workers increased by 4,123 yuan (US$640) to 57,727 yuan (US$8,967) annually in 2020, up 5.3% year-on-year.
The government will continue subsidies for the unemployed, and vocational training, upskilling, internships for college graduates.
The move taps on a system the government introduced last year that requires people to show a green code before they can enter most public venues.
The jobless rate for those 16 to 24 years old was 13.1% in February, more than double the national urban unemployment rate of 5.5%.
Under the country’s five-year plan, the retirement age will be raised in a “phased manner”, said China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
In its 2021 Government Work Report delivered in early March, the government highlighted its plan to create 11 million jobs in 2021.
Premier Li Keqiang has said China plans to create more than 11 million new urban jobs this year, an increase from last year's goal of over 9 million.
Making it compulsory to use at least a third of shared parental leave will force fathers to be more involved in childcare, says the Shanghai Women’s Federation.
The human resources ministry said the country’s employment situation improved quarter by quarter in 2020, exceeding expectations.
Lawmakers are proposing heavier disciplinary measures on workplaces which violate workplace safety in an effort to enhance risk management.
The new ruling takes effect on March 1, 2021, and will require HR agencies to secure the protection of their candidate’s personal information.
Among the groups identified to receive further government support include university graduates, rural migrant workers and poor urban families.
The test typically covers aptitudes such as language proficiency, document writing and policy analysis.
By 2025, the country also aims to be a high-income nation, as 373 million citizens continue to live below the upper-middle-income poverty line.
The service sector in China is showing signs of recovery with hiring rising to its highest level in a year.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Development Bank expects most economies in Asia Pacific to contract in 2020.
The International Human Resources Technology Conference 2020 discussed how technology will be key in shaping the future of HR.
The China Desk service provides Chinese companies expanding into Singapore with a one-stop solution that caters to their business needs.
A new guide from Business Group on Health aims to help develop and implement mental health programmes for employees and their families.
Almost 35 million people would remain mired in poverty as COVID-19 forces an economic meltdown across East Asia and the Pacific, warned the World Bank in an economic update.
Amidst the economic slowdown and uncertainties, employers in Asia are planning modest salary increases for their employees.
Employees from the three Asia Pacific nations are the most optimistic in the world according to the LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2020.
The coronavirus outbreak has caused many large-scale job fairs in China to be suspended as Chinese graduates are set for a gloom job market this year.