10 mil­lion mi­grants to be trained each year

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

The govern­ment plans to train 10 mil­lion young mi­grant work­ers ev­ery year start­ing this year to fa­cil­i­tate eco­nomic re­struc­tur­ing, a se­nior hu­man re­source of­fi­cial said.

“Lack of skills has im­peded mi­grant work­ers’ abil­ity to be­come qual­i­fied for work in mod­ern in­dus­tries,” said Yang Zhim­ing, vice-min­is­ter of hu­man re­sources and so­cial se­cu­rity.

The pro­gram will mostly ben­e­fit the “new gen­er­a­tion of mi­grant work­ers”, which refers to those born af­ter the 1980s. About 100 mil­lion mi­grant work­ers fall into this so­cial group. China had 269 mil­lion mi­grant work­ers by the end of 2013, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial fig­ures. (Photo 1)

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