Shanghai launches online job fair for university graduates
The Shanghai government launched an online job fair on March 30 for university graduates who will leave campus this year and received more than 50,000 résumés in the first eight hours after being launched.
More than 3,000 companies offered over 50,000 positions in 14 industries in 25 provinces and cities throughout the country.
Among participating employers, State-owned enterprises accounted for 27 percent, foreign-funded companies 25 percent, and private companies 36 percent. There were also 139 Fortune 500 companies taking part.
The platform has also set up eight special recruitment sectors for places such as Pudong New District, the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.
In the special sector for Pudong, big names such as the Shanghai branch of the Agricultural Bank of China, Xindongfang Education and Technology Group, EF Education, and Bailian Group provided a number of jobs, most of which offer monthly salaries between 6,000 yuan ($847.8) and 8,000 yuan, and some reaching as high as 12,000 yuan.
In order to meet the demands of graduates, most of whom were born after 1995, organizers also set up an intelligent mobile recruitment platform, streamlining application procedures and making it easier to access job information.
Jobseekers can scan a QR code with their phones to obtain access to the platform and filter search results by company name, industry, and company type.
In addition, a group of advisors made up of business leaders, experienced HR workers, psychotherapists, and university teachers will offer advice to jobseekers via video chats.