Jobs fair China style: Tens of thousands of graduates hit event where they wait hours for just a minutes with potential employers

On 09/08/2013 by Site Default

Tens of thousands of desperate graduates queued for hours at a jobs fair in Chongqing, China, as they scrambled for just a few thousand new roles.

The fair was attended by around 150 companies who were looking to fill around 9,000 positions. Attending graduates had to queue for hours to speak for just a few minutes to potential employers.

The pictures were released amid growing uncertainty over the future of the jobs market in China. According to China’s Education Ministry, 6.8 million students will graduate in 2012 from universities and colleges, but the economy has showed signs of slowing down.

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