China works to make employment post-graduation a priority

January 7, 2009

Yesterday, the Chinese government warned university graduates that they face a "grim" job market due to the global economic downturn. The country has laid out broad policies to help graduates struggling to find employment. Graduates are encouraged to seek work in the countryside and at small firms. University dropouts in serious hardship will be offered aid, although the type of assistance has not been disclosed. About a million students who graduated in 2008 had not found work by the end of the year. Reuters