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Shanghai holds first job fair of 2020 for new graduates

(study.edu.sh.gov.cn) | Jan 08, 2020

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Job advertisements are posted at the job fair for new graduates in Shanghai on Jan 5. [Photo/eastday.com]

Shanghai held its first job fair of 2020 for new graduates in the city on Jan 5, attracting over 16,000 job-seekers from local universities.

This year, the number of new graduates in Shanghai is expected to reach 193,000, an increase of 3,000 from a year earlier, according to the Shanghai Student Affairs Center.

According to the deputy director of the center, Zhou Hongxing, the employment situation in Shanghai is stable and jobs provided by the city should be able to satisfy demand, despite the existing pressure on jobs for new graduates.

A total of 541 employers offered 12,759 jobs, up 5 percent from a year ago. The job fair received 12,046 resumes and 3,643 applicants expressed their intention to take one of the jobs.

Most of the employers are engaged in modern manufacturing, computer and software, or construction. Others are involved in information transmission, foreign trade logistics, scientific research, electricity, real estate, finance, health, social security, and culture, among other fields

Many students waited in long lines in front of booths for engineering and research institutes who offered jobs in the field of science and technology.

Ding Feng, director of the Shanghai Talent Service Center, said such jobs are a sign of the improved talent structure in Shanghai because they usually have high requirements in terms of educations and skills.

Lei Fang, a student majoring in international trade at Shanghai International Studies University, is looking for a high-paying job to afford the cost of living in the city. She said she prefers to stay in Shanghai and will keep hunting for jobs if she is not satisfied with what is offered.

There will be another job fair for new graduates in Shanghai on March 8 after the Spring Festival, Ding said.

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