Tibet supports grads in job hunt outside region

In recent years, the Tibet autonomous region has launched a series of policies to support college graduates as they look for employment in places outside the region to ease job pressure, local media reported.

Graduates from Tibet who qualify to work in other Chinese provinces and regions will be provided with subsidies during their job hunts, including transportation fees, allowances, housing assistance and family visitation costs, according the region's Department of Human Resources and Social Security.

Graduates belonging to ethnic groups who find jobs in enterprises outside of the region can get a one-time subsidy 8,000 yuan ($1,260) for housing, and 6,000 yuan for visiting their families and relatives within three years, it said.

Between 2017 and 2021, the region paid out more than 87 million yuan for the transportation, housing and allowance costs of college graduates seeking jobs in places out of the region, benefiting more than 9,300 individuals.

"In recent years, the region has encouraged its college graduates to find jobs outside the region," said Dawa Tsering, deputy head of regional department of human resources and social security. "So far, more than 6,000 have done so."

Shi Yongjun, a leader of the latest Aid-Tibet working team from Nanjing, Jiangsu province, said more than 100 college graduates from the region's Maldrogungkar county have landed jobs or received job training from the team in the last three years, contributing the county's vitalization of talent and rural affairs.

"In four years, 67 college graduates have found jobs in different enterprises in Nanjing. I believe they will become contributors to the region's social economic development in the future," Shi said.

Thubthen Phuntsog, a Tibetan man from Maldrogungkar county, graduated from college in 2019 and found a job in sales at an alcohol company in Nanjing last year.

"I appreciated all the financial support given by the governments of Tibet and Jiangsu. I am happy with my current job," he said. "Working in a place outside of the home region is a great opportunity for learning new skills."

Nanjing is more developed economically than Lhasa, and the operating models of companies are more advanced and mature, he said.

"In the future, I still want to go back to Tibet to make my own contribution to the region's social economic development," he said.