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Girl can’t get job after blowing 1 mln yuan to study abroad

2014-04-01 09:19 Ecns.cn

(ECNS) – A girl who spent more than one million yuan to study overseas has chosen to move back in with her parents after failing to find a job with a decent salary, a local newspaper in Zhejiang reported.

The girl named Xiaomei was born to a well-off family in Ningbo, Zhejiang's second largest city. Her parents paid for her education abroad.

Xiaomei spent several months looking for a job, only to get offers with monthly pay of about 2,000 yuan ($333). In her own words, the money "wasn't even enough to buy cosmetics."

Since then she has switched her goal from finding a job to finding a husband. Her parents agree that finding a good husband is more important than earning a low salary.

In Ningbo, the unemployment rate of people with higher education was 18.49 percent by the end of 2013.

Apart from the worsening job market, parents are also to blame for the phenomenon by letting their kids continue to live at home.

Some young people have unreasonably high expectations and are disappointed by the job market, while others can't get used to the workplace. They choose to stay at home instead, living off their parents' incomes.

Qian Yilin, an official at Ningbo's human resource center, said graduates could find jobs if they really wanted to, but many of them want easy and high-paying jobs, which are rare.

Qian said this year's job market is good compared to previous years, with an employment rate of 78.94% among fresh graduates by June 17, 2013.

Ningbo had 70,000 job openings in 2013, largely exceeding the number of students seeking jobs.

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