COVID-19 Pandemic Forced China to Officially Recognize Blockchain Jobs

May 16, 2020 at 12:15 // News
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China recognizes blockchain-related professions as jobs

With the outbreak of coronavirus, China, which had an emergency in job problems, is now pursuing job stabilization and has classified blockchain technical experts as official jobs.

According to the report by U.Today, the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security  (MOHRSS) selected 10 new job groups to support the control of Covid-19 prevention and encourage employment and entrepreneurship.

On May 12, the President of China Xi Jin Ping instructed that the government needs to put much emphasis on the job search of the DLT-related group and instructed the responsible authorities to set up a priority strategy and an active employment policy to resolve real difficulties.

The Chinese government went ahead to widen its classification of professions. In 2019, the MOHRSS also acknowledged 13 more new occupations which spawned different futuristic sectors including artificial intelligence and big data.

Blockchain engineer is an official occupation in China

The list of new occupations legally recognized and accepted by China’s Labor Law included blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) developers, blockchain engineers, and DLT analysts. Target jobs are blockchain architecture design, infrastructure tech, system application, texting, operation, and management.

In the aftermath of the Coronavirus, Industry-related occupations like nucleic acid testers, online class service providers, community health assistants, elderly health evaluators and 3D printing operators, information security testers, and internet marketers were also added as official job groups.

During this period of COVID-19 where governments and health organizations around the globe are encouraging people to stay home and even work from home, the cryptocurrency and blockchain market has massively attracted significant talent at a high rate, as, a world blockchain news outlet reported.

As the job market stagnation becomes a reality, the Chinese government is keen to resolve job issues. The new occupation type selection is also part of the government’s efforts to alleviate the large job losses that were as a result of Covid-19 pandemic via employment promotion.

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