Spring is usually the season for job recruitment in China, particularly in March and April. This year's COVID-19 outbreak, however, disrupted the pace, especially for college graduates. Read the story>>
It also poses great challenges to career and employment centers at domestic universities and colleges, which organize campus career fairs and workshops, and assist graduate students in finding jobs, as the offline recruiting activities have been halted nationwide.
To ensure job hunting, more universities and colleges across China are turning to "cloud recruitment," and offering career services online instead of on-site recruiting to avoid cross-infection and disease transmission.
According to a survey of the employers carried out by the Student Enrollment and Employment Department of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), 92 percent of the companies have recruitment plans for this season.
About 60 percent admitted that the epidemic has an impact on those plans, but they will still go ahead with spring recruitment. In addition, 70 percent will expand or maintain their levels of recruitment compared to previous years.
The results also showed that no company intends to reduce graduates' salaries despite the impact of the epidemic.
"We can see that the epidemic influenced the employers' recruitment plans, but mainly changed the recruiting method," said staff with the UIBE.
"No worries about job opportunities decreasing. They just need to be well prepared for it."