Job hunters are having hard times in China. They must compete with hundreds of their peers for a single vacancy. An offer often becomes a lifesaver to many anxious job hunters, especially those carrying the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV).
China has 120 million HBV carriers, or nearly 10 percent of the nation’s population. Many have been frequently denied access to employment. According to a current report from the China Foundation for Hepatitis Prevention and Control (CFHPC), 77 percent of 115 Chinese firms owned or co-managed by 98 multinational companies in the nation’s 11 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong, refuse to hire HBV carriers. [Full Text]