Ministry of Civil Affairs acts to support graduate employment

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China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs has issued a notice emphasizing the active role of NGOs (known locally as social organizations) in assisting employment for university graduates in accordance with the decisions of the Party Central Committee and the State Council regarding stable employment.

The notice outlines measures to promote the development of employment positions, establish employment platforms, provide employment services, improve support policies, strengthen service coordination and publicity, and enhance the capacity building of social organizations to ensure successful employment outcomes for graduates.

The notice includes the following key points:

First, promoting the development of employment positions by guiding specialized NGOs to explore service opportunities in fields such as education, healthcare, technology, culture, social assistance, elderly care, social work, and childcare, and increase the employment of university graduates.

Second, facilitating the establishment of employment matchmaking platforms by encouraging community-based NGOs to collect, publish, and facilitate access to convenient service positions.

Third, enhancing employment services by guiding charity organizations, volunteer service organizations, NGOs, and others to provide support services for university graduates from disadvantaged families.

Fourth, improving policies to support NGOs’ employment efforts by effectively utilizing financial subsidies and government procurement of services.

Fifth, strengthening service coordination and work promotion by organizing and mobilizing NGOs in local areas to actively participate in job fairs, matchmaking events, and other activities, facilitating precise matching between organizations and jobseekers.

Sixth, enhancing the capacity building of NGOs by guiding them to establish reasonable salary growth and payment security mechanisms, implementing talent evaluation and continuing education systems, and ensuring the long-term development of university graduates and other employed personnel.