Can companies and government institutions employ graduates from junior level vocational schools, whose Hukou is not registered in Shanghai, to do probationary periods in Shanghai?
(02.20.2008)

Question: We want to recruit a group of graduates from junior level vocational schools to do internships in our company. Their Hukou is not registered in Shanghai. Do we have to proceed with the filing at the relevant labor and social insurance authorities?

Answer: At the moment, enterprises within the administrative regions of Shanghai can recruit employees whose Hukou is not in Shanghai, but they do have to proceed with the labor filing at district or county level public employment agencies. However, enterprises or government institutions registered in Shanghai are not allowed to recruit graduates from junior level vocational schools, whose Hukou is not registered in Shanghai to do internships. Local or non-local employment agencies are not allowed to introduce graduates from non-local schools to do internships in Shanghai.