A JOB fair for college graduates held yesterday at Yuehai Campus of Shenzhen University attracted 1,800 jobseekers and received 3,228 job applications, of whom 35% reached preliminary employment agreements.
The city’s human resources and social security bureau, the fair’s co-organizer, selected 120 enterprises, such as Amer International Group, DJI, Han’s Laser, SF Express, Siemens and ZTE, to offer a total of 4,000 posts at the fair. The enterprises covered over 20 industries including IT, internet, finance, biopharmacy and property development.
Seven universities from Shenzhen, such as the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen MSU-BIT University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Sun Yat-sen University Shenzhen Campus, organized students for the fair.
Posts for hardware engineers, embedded software engineers, electrical engineers, product managers, and human resources and marketing personnel were in big demand. The average salary for the posts stood at 10,972 yuan (US$1,635) a month, according to the organizers.
The organizers designated areas for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), inviting more than 20 professional and competitive SMEs with market potential for the fair. A total of 24 State-owned enterprises (SOEs) also provided posts for jobseekers.
Another 20 employers offered 304 internship posts for soon-to-be-graduates to accumulate working experience.
Around 37,000 students will graduate from colleges in the city this year, 8,000 more than previous year, according to the bureau.
The bureau will organize around 10 job fairs — four on site and six online — this year for college graduates. Interested employers and graduates can log onto https://szggjy.zshr.cn for more information.
The country is expected to see about 10.76 million new college graduates this year, an increase of 1.67 million from the year before and the highest on record, according to a Xinhua report. Among them, 50.4% opted for signing in for a job contract, down 6 percentage points from last year, while those planning freelance business numbered 18.6% and those looking for slow employment hit 15.9%, both up 3 percentage points from the year before, according to a survey by Zhilian Zhaopin.
In April alone, the country’s surveyed urban unemployment rate tallied 6.1%, up 0.3 percentage points from March. The surveyed unemployment rate in 31 major cities came in at 6.7% in April, according to official data.
The country aims to create over 11 million new urban jobs and keep an urban unemployment rate at no more than 5.5% in 2022, according to the annual government work report.
（Han Ximin, Wang Jingli Shenzhen Daily)