From from January 1 next year employers will have to specify
clearly the wage on offer in any advertisement for employment.
The Employment Promotion Law which takes effect on January 1
says that the recruitment information in advertisements published
by employers should be the same as that mentioned in job
The bureau wants job seekers who feel they have been cheated by
employers to contact its inspection department.
From January 1 applicants for employment will also be entitled
to sue employers for discrimination from January 1. The law forbids
discrimination based on ethnicity, age, gender, race, religious
belief or physical disability.
The law was enacted to help create more opportunities for job
seekers entering the market and particularly for workers who have
been laid off, university graduates and migrant workers in
Adopted in August by the Standing Committee of the National
People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, the law is
intended to promote employment and prohibit discrimination.
Shanghai is now working on a program to create more employment
opportunities for the families where no one is employed - the
So far this year, the city has found jobs for more than 7,100
zero-employment families leaving only 30 families with no one
employed waiting for work.
"Our purpose is to ensure at least one member in every
zero-employment family is employed and now we are working to find
employment for the remaining 30 zero-employment families," said an
official with the bureau.
The members of zero-employment families who want jobs can
register and be offered employment within a month, the bureau
(Shanghai Daily November 20, 2007)