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More jobs for disabled a key govt priority

China Daily

16th May 2022

More jobs for disabled a key govt priority


Monthlong campaign to discover real needs and create more opportunities

China has been stepping up comprehensive efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities and create more job opportunities for them to prosper.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the China Disabled Persons' Federation began the nationwide operation of online services for the application for living allowances and subsidies for nursing care. China marked its 32nd National Disability Day on Sunday.

People with disabilities can now submit their applications, inquiries or information updates via the platform without any need for on-site administrative review.

Government allowances and subsidies have benefited over 12 million disabled people who are struggling financially and 15 million people with severe disabilities as of late April, according to the latest figures from the Civil Affairs Ministry.

In addition to financial assistance, central departments are also taking steps to stop job market discrimination, create more opportunities and find employment for more people with disabilities.

"The great challenges and difficulties for people with disabilities in landing jobs are often compounded by reduced access to high-quality education," said Xie Hongde, an official from the education and employment department of the China Disabled Persons' Federation.

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