China aims to improve employment for disabled workers
China has implemented a three-year action plan centred on helping disabled people find jobs, with a goal of creating one million jobs for disabled workers, and improve their ability to find jobs and start businesses.
The action plan, which was unveiled by the General Office of the State Council, also involves measures like ramping up vocational training programmes and setting up better job services.
The government also plans to create jobs for the disabled at government departments, public institutions, state-owned enterprises and private businesses, according to China Daily.
It also urged state-owned enterprises to take the lead in helping the disabled find jobs, adding that companies that failed to assume their responsibilities must instead contribute to a fund that would benefit the disabled.
The plan also highlighted the important role private businesses play in job creation. Such firms account for 90% of companies in China and comprise over 80% of urban employment.
The government also intends for vocational schools to develop training programmes tailored for the disabled, incentivising them to expand enrolment.