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Graduates swarm job fair for death business

2009-03-23 00:49:59 GMT2009-03-23 08:49:59 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

College graduates line up for interviews with funeral companies at a job fair at Shanghai Human Resource Exchange Center, March 21, 2009. Some 23 funeral parlors, cemeteries and undertaking agents offered 395 positions of office and marketing staff, funeral planners, designers and researchers for graduates at this job affair. The average pay is around 3000 yuan (US$439) a month.[Xinhua]

Desperate job-hunting graduates line up for interviews with funeral companies at a job fair at Shanghai Human Resource Exchange Center, March 21, 2009. Some 23 funeral parlors, cemeteries and undertaking agents offered 395 positions of office and marketing staff, funeral planners, designers and researchers for graduates at this job affair. The average monthly pay is around 3000 yuan (US$439) a month.[Xinhua]

A college graduate stands before an information board at a job fair of funeral companies at Shanghai Human Resource Exchange Center, March 21, 2009. [Xinhua]

Desperate job-hunting graduates line up for interviews with funeral companies at a job fair at Shanghai Human Resource Exchange Center, March 21, 2009. [Xinhua]

College graduates line up for interviews with funeral companies at a job fair at Shanghai Human Resource Exchange Center, March 21, 2009.

Some 23 funeral parlors, cemeteries and undertaking agents offered 395 positions of office and marketing staff, funeral planners, designers and researchers for graduates at this job affair. The average pay is around 3000 yuan (US$439) a month.

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