Notice of the Guangdong Provincial People's Government on several policy measures for further promoting employment in Guangdong Province (Yuefu [2018] No.114)

30 November 2018

On 30 November 2018, the Guangdong Provincial People's Government issued the "Several Policy Measures for Further Promoting Employment in Guangdong Province". The main measures include reducing the rate of basic medical insurance contributions for employers, granting employment referral subsidies, subsidizing small and medium-sized enterprises to increase employment, and promoting the construction of the Greater Bay Area as an innovation and entrepreneurship incubator.


The People's Government of Guangdong Province released a circular on "Certain Policy Measures for Further Promoting Employment in Guangdong Province" ("the Measures") on 30 November 2018, which includes 9 measures on promoting employment. The main measures are as follows:

Stability measures to moderately reduce costs such as social security

Further reducing enterprise recruitment expenses

Strengthening efforts in key industries

Actively supporting the employment of small and medium enterprises

Further encouraging entrepreneurship to drive employment

Besides, the Measures suggest offering subsidies to higher education graduates, exploring options to implement and promote technical skill training programmes, offering unemployment insurance rebates to enterprises with no or few layoffs, as well as offering employment and temporary living subsidies to those facing employment difficulty.

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