65% of Xinjiang’s college graduates employed despite COVID-19 outbreak

Source: Global Times Published: 2020/8/3 16:03:22

Students celebrate graduation. Photo: Yang Hui/GT


Employment of recent college graduates in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is progressing well despite the impact of the region's COVID-19 outbreak, with the employment rate standing at 65 percent, local media reported Monday.

By July 31, more than 66,000 of the region's total 100,000 college graduates this year have successfully found jobs, said the regional authorities.

To better adapt to the changing situation in Xinjiang, the regional authorities have established 121 phone hotlines to provide assistance to college graduates in relation to employment policies and job opportunities. 

And, regional government departments provided "one-to-one" services such as skills training and internships to this year's college graduates who are having difficulties to land a job.

The Chinese mainland reported 43 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Sunday, seven of which were from overseas, while 36 were locally transmitted, the National Health Commission said Monday. Of the number of locally transmitted cases, 28 were reported in Xinjiang.

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