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Central govt focused on creating more jobs for people with disabilities

China Daily

13th April 2022

Central govt focused on creating more jobs for people with disabilities


Disabled people take part in a flower arrangement training class at a center for the disabled in Beijing's Tongzhou district. [Photo by Wu Yibin/For China Daily]

Central government departments are taking action to stabilize the domestic job market with a particular focus on helping people with disabilities improve their working skills and find jobs, and encouraging companies to widen the scope of their recruitment.

In late March, the State Council released an action plan setting a target of creating one million new jobs for people with disabilities from 2022 to 2024. Working skills, rights protection and environments for people with disabilities will also be improved over the period.

Yu Jiadong, vice-minister of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, said at a news conference on Wednesday in Beijing that finding a stable job is an urgent wish for many disabled people.

"As of the end of 2021, 8.8 million people with disabilities were employed and earning a living," he said.

The action plan said administrative departments, State-owned enterprises and private companies should develop vacancies suitable for disabled people in the three years from 2022.

Disabled people in rural areas and college students with disabilities are key groups targeted in the plan, and who need more support and tailored services to land jobs.

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