HEFEI, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Emerging professions are opening up more job opportunities in China.
by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in May, the
China Employment Training Technical Instruction Center published a
notice, planning to add 10 new professions in the country, including
engineering and technical staff for blockchain, nucleic acid testers and
evaluators of the health of senior citizens.
Ying, a seasoned technical expert with a blockchain company, said her
team recruited more than 10 interns from campuses at the beginning of
this year, and some of them have already started working.
"We will have another round of recruitment this fall, and we hope to hire more talents," she said.
emergence of the new professions is a reflection of rising demand for
talent in these fields, and the center's notice is a sign that China is
paying increasing attention to and providing more support for emerging
professions, Yan said.
Creating jobs and protecting livelihoods are high on the agenda of the government.
May, China's urban unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point
month on month, but still, about 1.2 percent of the employed are in a
state of furlough, a rise from previous years. Meanwhile, the number of
college graduates this year will reach a record 8.74 million.
The new professions are expected to help decrease the pressure of job hunting.
With new professions come more job vacancies.
instance, the rise of livestreaming has led to more jobs in the fields
of speech synthesis, dubbing and electronic sports, according to big
data provided by search engine Baidu.
Xinmei is a grid-based community worker in Hefei, capital of east
China's Anhui Province. The job is meant to help with communication,
solving disputes, security, organizing activities, promoting laws and
regulations, among others, in the community "grid" that one is in charge
"As a grid-based community
worker, my job involves so many aspects," said Li, 37. "We are in charge
of daily management and services for more than 1,000 families in the
Li said they are in dire need of more workers.
the outbreak of COVID-19, Li and other workers worked late into the
night, and didn't take a day off for more than 50 days during the most
"I heard that
grid-based community work has become a new profession," she said. "The
public will get to know the job better and our team will become bigger."
has organized training for these new professions. By early June, the
China Employment Training Technical Instruction Center had uploaded on
the internet training materials of 13 new professions, with plans to
train 1 million employees in new vocations this year.
development of science and technology has created a series of new
professions, and the epidemic compounded the need for talents in these
fields," said Wang Yunfei, an associate professor at the School of
Sociology and Political Science, Anhui University. "Under such
circumstances, job-seekers should enhance their abilities, while schools
and society should guide them properly." Enditem