The number of college graduates in 2022 will reach a record high of 10.76 million — an increase of 1.67 million from last year, according to data from the Ministry of Education.
In addition to government departments and businesses, this year social organizations (a local term for NGOs) are also actively responding to a call to promote the employment of college graduates.
From June to July 2022, the Ministry of Civil Affairs held several meetings, calling for social organizations to maximize their own potential to create more jobs, expand the job market, and at the same time help form a long-term mechanism for talent development to bring opportunities for future employment promotion.
According to data from the Ministry of Civil Affairs, by the end of 2021, there were about 902,000 social organizations nationwide. Among them, the number of urban and rural grassroots social organizations registered at the county (district) level reached 689,000, accounting for 76 percent of the total number of social organizations.
A total of 8.1 million people have been employed by these social organizations, and the average number of employees per organization was about 12. Among the NGO employees, about 2.93 million were college graduates, accounting for about 36 percent.
Social organizations that provide services to urban and rural communities have a high capacity for employing highly educated personnel and there is still great potential for this to be increased.
Earlier this month, the Social Organization Administration of the Ministry of Civil Affairs together with the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau held a symposium on social organizations helping with the employment of college graduates in urban and rural communities, in order to further guide social organizations in the field of community services.
Since then, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security have jointly issued a notice on promoting social organizations to further assist college graduates and other groups in seeking employment, requiring local governments to give higher priority to the employment of college graduates in social organizations.