Wang Qian [youth.cn]
A political adviser has suggested that enterprises should encourage more female employees with young children to work from home, during the annual gathering of China's top consultative body in Beijing on March 14.
"Women engaged in editing, designing, writing and programming, in actuality, are able to work from home," said Wang Qian, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Wang raised the proposal against the backdrop where China has started to allow all couples to have a second baby. The new policy may cause challenges to employers and career women may themselves face a one or two year break from employment, said Wang.
"Helping women return to work requires support in the form of plenty of new training," stated the official.
Wang admitted that except for some high-end and costly technical courses, there are few free vocational training courses available that target women specifically.
Wang proposed that the country establishes a full-scale, high-end, and free training system for women through the Internet, available from home and on a daily basis.
She also said that a platform should be established for recruiters to release targeted job adverts, to encourage those who have been out of employment to return to work.
(Source: youth.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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