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Employment Promotion Law of China (2015)


Type of laws Law

Issuing body Standing Committee of the National People's Congress

Promulgating date Apr 24, 2015

Effective date Apr 24, 2015

Validity status Valid

Scope of application Nationwide

Topic(s) Labor Law/Employment Law

Editor(s) C. J. Observer

The Employment Promotion Law was promulgated in 2007 and amended in 2015 respectively. The latest revision entered into force on April 24, 2015.

There are 69 articles in total.

The key points are as follows:

1.The state encourages various enterprises to create more jobs by launching new enterprises or expanding businesses within the range as prescribed by laws and regulations.

2.The state encourages the development of labor-intensive industries and service industry, support medium and small enterprises so as to increase jobs through multiple channels and by diversified means. And the State shall develop domestic and international trade and international economic cooperation in an effort to widen employment opportunities.

3.The people’s governments at all levels shall create an environment for fair employment, eliminate employment discrimination.

4.The governments shall encourage and support various vocational colleges and schools, job skills training institutions and employers to carry out pre-employment training, on-the-job training, re-employment training and business startup training, and encourage workers to participate in various forms of trainings.

5.The governments shall give priority to supporting and helping the persons, who are difficult to find a job, by taking such measures as exemption and deduction of taxes and fees, discount interest loans, social insurance subsidies, post subsidies, and by offering them public good posts.

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