Millions apply for civil service jobs
About 2.115 million people have applied for this year's national civil service, surpassing last year’s 1.998 million.
Applicants showed special enthusiasm for certain job vacancies and tepid interest in others among the more than 27,000 government posts available.
A vacancy at the Central Committee of the China Democratic League's reception office attracted a record-breaking 9,837 qualified applicants, becoming the most competitive job this year.
The State Administration of Taxation’s nationwide branches are the most desirable employer for applicants. The system plans to recruit 17,476 people for 9,455 vacancies this year, accounting for 64.58 percent of all recruitments.
In sharp contrast, 223 vacancies saw no one apply. Meteorological departments struggle to attract people, with most of their vacancies in remote and less developed areas. (Photo 2)