新职业人群 (xīnzhíyè rénqún): New occupation population
Recently the online recruiting platform Zhaopin.com and group-buying and meal-ordering company Meituan-Dianping jointly issued a survey on the work and life conditions of more than 800 new occupations in China's major first-, second- and third-tier cities.
The new occupations have been created by the rapid development of the digital economy and service sector.
According to the report, the academic background of the new occupation population is considerably high due to the requirements of the service industries, with more than 60 percent of those in new types of occupation having a college degree or above.
Meanwhile, these new occupations have great advantages for creating jobs. Take Meituan's meal-ordering business as an example; it has created more than 600,000 jobs nationwide.
In addition, the contribution of the service sector to GDP continues to increase. New occupations, such as veterinarian, fitness coach and cosmetologist, belong to the high-quality service industry, which continues to expand.
Since these jobs represent a more flexible mode of employment, measures are needed to protect the rights of those in the new occupations to ensure stable and high-quality development.