People's livelihood has become a hot topic during the ongoing first session of the 10th Tibet People's Political Consultative Conference held in Lhasa on Jan. 22, 2013.
According to the work report, in 2012, along with the rapid economic and social development of Tibet, the Tibet regional government has given top priority to improving people's livelihood, which had achieved a breakthrough in housing, employment and social security.
Employment goal has been reached
Ma Xiangcun, director of the Tibet Department of the Human Resources and Social Security, also a non-voting deputy at the annual conference said the newly employed population had reached 25,000, and the registered urban unemployment rate was within 2.6 percent in 2012.
By the end of November 2012, 16,991 of the total 17,274 Tibetan graduates had achieved employment, and the employment rate was 98.36 percent, which achieved the goal of “Tibetan college graduates fully realize employment and graduates of previous year basically achieving employment,” according to Ma.
The Tibet regional government had also provided public service job opportunities for 19,900 people troubled by job-hunting and 2,233 “unemployed families” had found jobs.
In order to achieve full employment for the Tibetan graduates, the Tibet government had also implemented a series of rewarding policies to encourage all kinds of enterprises and institutions to increase their abilities of recruiting more graduates.
Graduates who had chosen to work in enterprises and institutions outside of Tibet had also received some subsidies.