When a country spends seven years getting ready for the Olympics, a whole lot of jobs must be created along the way. In fact, Chinese officials estimate that since 2001, 600,000 Olympic-associated jobs were created each year. Now that the big games are over, China's labor force wants to use the skills to transition into new employment. The government is happy to help, setting up a massive two-day job fair.
About 100,000 Chinese are expected to attend the fair, which kicked off yesterday. While access to companies ready to hire is promising, it must be hard to make a lasting impression among such a sea of people. Hopefully the job seekers have some memorable resumes!