While most electronics companies are busy cutting staff, Chinese electronics retailer Gome announced plans to hire 20,000 migrant workers for its four subsidiaries in China.
He Yangqing, vice president of Gome, revealed that the four retail subsidiaries of Gome, including Gome, Yongle, Dazhong, and Sanlian Commerce, will recruit unemployed migrant workers to work in such departments as home appliances distribution, installation, and maintenance. At the same time, these companies will offer pre-job training to these migrant workers to improve their working skills.
Affected by the global financial crisis, many factories and construction fields are closed and a large number of migrant workers have lost their jobs. At present, there are about 20 million unemployed migrant workers in China. In addition, about six million college graduates will join the job seeking group in five months. Traditional retail companies have a large labor demands for distribution, sales, and maintenance workers, which offers working opportunities to migrant workers and college graduates.