Over nine-tenths of persons with disabilities in Zhejiang in employment
In the "silent workshop" of Hangzhou Meilong Food company, there is no sound of conversation, only bakers who focus on making cakes. The classic cakes in the store are made by hearing-impaired bakers in the workshop. The company also equipped with sign language teachers and held regular sharing meetings for hearing-impaired to help them strengthen communication and professional skills.
In Hangzhou Rongaixing Noodle shop, the restaurant staffs change their work clothes early and wait for customers in every morning. Noodle shop like that has been opened 15 in Zhejiang province and absorbed more than 20 people with disabilities.
According to the data of 2021, the employment rate of people with disabilities who have the ability and willingness to work in Zhejiang province reached 96.51 percent, and the per capita disposable income of families with disabilities exceeded 36,000 yuan ($5,302.617), ranking the top in the country.
By the end of 2021, 84,700 persons with disabilities had been employed in Zhejiang province, 2,128 enterprises had concentrated on the employment of person with a disability, and 58,000 persons with disabilities had been centrally arranged for the employment. Among them, nearly 1,000 people with a disability in the province are engaged in employment field of digital media, and 19,000 people with disability are engaged in e-commerce employment and entrepreneurship. Every year, Zhejiang province carries out vocational skills training for more than 20,000 people with disabilities, more than 10,000 people with a disability are newly employed.
Zhejiang province will aim to implement the employment support policies for people with a disability, continue to strengthen vocational skills training, improve the quality of employment services, expand the supply of jobs and promote the common prosperity of people with a disability.