Xinjiang to add 200,000 jobs in construction sector

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has launched an action plan to add 200,000 jobs in the construction sector in the next three years to increase local people's sources of income.

A total of 50,000 new jobs will be created in 2020, 70,000 in 2021 and 80,000 in 2022 in the construction sector, according to the regional department of housing and urban-rural development.

Training courses will be provided to help job seekers learn skills needed in sectors such as water conservancy, transportation and electric power.

The action plan will mainly benefit impoverished labor forces from southern Xinjiang by helping them find jobs in construction enterprises.

Creating jobs has been a top priority for Xinjiang to enhance people's wellbeing and fight poverty.

From 2014 to 2019, Xinjiang had lifted close to 3 million impoverished people out of poverty. This year, all rural impoverished populations will cast off poverty in Xinjiang.