Chinese Premier Li exhorts efforts to improve human resource services
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called on for additional efforts to improve human resource services, including optimising the allocation of human resources and promoting employment expansion at the country’s first national human resource service development conference, according to Xinhua News.
Li urged support for the construction of the labour market, and providing help to skilled talent and the gig economy to foster entrepreneurial capabilities and innovation to build new growth momentum.
Solid efforts have to be undertaken to improve human resource services to help stabilise the job market and advance economic and social development, said Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, in a video speech at the conference.
Reforms in the human resource industry need to be accelerated to optimise resource allocation and ease structural problems in the job market, he added, noting that work should also be done to strengthen social security for workers and protect their interest.
Job vacancies in the country grew 28.25% in the second quarter of the year, although the increase was uneven across sectors and regions. This was an improvement from the job market in Q12021, when some parts of the country were under lockdown, and also exceeded the 1.97% increase in the number of jobseekers in Q2, according to the China Institute for Employment Research.