Chinese ad for under-30s triggers row

Mar25,2024


Chinese ad for under-30s sparks controversy

Beijing:A job advert Asking from a Chinese grocery store the cashier There has been a flood of anguished social media posts from older people between the ages of 18 and 30 struggling to find work in the slowing economy.
Some said the ad highlights the plight of a large middle-aged section of the population as the government focuses on the high conflict youth unemployment, “It's not easy,” one commentator in the city of Ningbo in the eastern province of Zhejiang posted on the Weibo social media platform.
The user posted a photo of the cashier-wanted ad, which received over 140 million views and over 41,000 comments – many of which were emotional. “Do you think it's easier to find a job now?” the Weibo netizen wrote. Another Weibo user said, “I am 33 years old this year and have been looking for a job for three years.”
There is no specific law against age discrimination, although state media last year criticized employers for “discriminatory” hiring practices, including seeking out younger and cheaper workers, widely referred to as the “curse of 35”. used to go.
China plans to raise the retirement age in a phased manner. Currently the retirement age for men is 60, and lower still for women.



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