Service facility for odd-job workers launched in Taizhou | Updated: 2023-03-15

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A market for casual laborers, the first of its kind in Taizhou, was inaugurated in the city on March 13.

Located in Dongcheng town in the county-level city of Linhai, the 3,000-square-meter facility can accommodate up to 132 employers and nearly 3,000 odd-job workers at the same time.

Apart from the offline venue, jobseekers can also view real-time recruitment information via the official WeChat account of the market or the recruitment website, according to Yang Quancai, deputy head of Dongcheng.

Those who fail to find the job they want can also work temporarily at the "common prosperity" workshop nearby, Yang added.

Taizhou has built a number of workshops to create jobs for the surplus rural labor force as part of efforts to achieve common prosperity. These workshops are usually built by local authorities in collaboration with companies.

The one in Dongteng sees employees assemble colored lanterns and requires odd-job workers all year round, according to Yang.

Lu Caiqiang, deputy director of the Taizhou Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security, said the newly established market will boost flexible employment in Taizhou, revealing that 18 such markets will be built in the city this year.