Premier Li calls for enhanced services to keep employment stable

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-13 20:49:30|Editor: Liangyu
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BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged more efforts to enhance employment services and boost entrepreneurship to add more jobs.

Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks in a written instruction to a video and telephone conference on national employment and entrepreneurship work on Monday.

Supporting employment and entrepreneurship, especially for college graduates, is an important guarantee for achieving sustainable and healthy development of the economy, improvement in people's livelihood, as well as social stability, Li said.

Noting that the country faces employment pressure this year as the number of college graduates is set to hit a new high, Li said the country will implement the "employment first" policy, put stable employment in a more prominent position, and ensure that the employment target for the year is met.

The country should enhance employment services and take targeted measures to assist college graduates, veterans, and migrant rural workers in finding jobs, Li said.

China will also push entrepreneurship to develop new industries in a bid to create more jobs, Li stressed.

Sun Chunlan and Hu Chunhua, both vice premiers and members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the conference and made remarks.