Shanghai hosts spring job fair for college graduates| March 13, 2024

Shanghai hosted a major spring job fair that offered more than 23,000 job opportunities for college graduates on March 9.

The event, organized by the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security and 10 other departments, also served as a career matchmaking session for college graduates, whose number in Shanghai is estimated to reach 245,000 this year.

The recruitment area featured 13 sections, each dedicated to a specific sector, such as Shanghai's three leading industries – integrated circuits, biomedicine, and artificial intelligence.

A policy information area and an employment guidance area were established on site along with an AI-assisted recruitment area, where job seekers experienced AI-simulated interviews and big data-assisted job searches. Some enterprises joined the job fair through live streaming platforms such as TikTok, WeChat, and Bilibili.

Zhou Guoliang, director of the Shanghai Municipal Employment Promotion Center, said the job fair has integrated traditional means and new methods to provide companies and job seekers with more precise and efficient services.

"We want the influence of the job fair not to be limited to one place at a time but to cover a wider group of job seekers," Zhou said.

The job fair is part of an action plan that the city's human resources and social security authority launched to promote employment this year.

The action plan, launched on Feb 24, aims to better serve the city's labor market. According to the action plan, Shanghai will hold no less than 2,000 recruitment activities throughout the year, offering no less than 300,000 job opportunities and more than 30,000 internship positions.

The action plan also proposes the establishment of 350 employment services within the 15-minute community life circles across the city.


Source: Jiefang Daily