Zhang Dongmei, Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), said on July 7 at a meeting held by the State Council Information Office that the ACWF has always been pushing forward the development of housekeeping service and it would cooperate with relevant departments to improve the quality and capacity of the housekeeping-service industry.
Zhang introduced that since the 1980s, women's federations in many areas started to operate housekeeping-service organizations in order to help urban laid-off women and rural migrant women workers solve their difficulties in getting jobs. The organizations have provided skills training and employment recommendation to those women.
With quality housekeeping service and standard management, a number of women's housekeeping brands with distinctive regional characteristics have been established by local women's federations, she added.
The ACWF will strengthen the training for housekeeping staff by jointly carrying out housekeeping training improvement campaign with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and Ministry of Education (MOE) and support women's housekeeping enterprises to cooperate with universities in order to set up a number of training bases for women's housekeeping.
At the same time, the ACWF together with the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) will promote poverty alleviation in poverty-stricken areas in Central and East China by building several domestic women's housekeeping labor export bases and housekeeping training bases.
Zhang introduced that the ACWF launched the Happy Family and Well-Being Campaign, which got echoes from female housekeeping enterprises, on the International Day of Families (May 15) this year.
With the opinions on improving the quality and capacity of housekeeping-service industry released, the ACWF together with NDRC, the MOFCOM and the MOE will jointly promote the campaign encouraging the leading enterprises in women's housekeeping service sector to play their leading role in the market.
The ACWF will present its honorable titles and awards to outstanding female housekeeping staff and enterprises. It will also hold the national female housekeeping competition and collect the stories of the most beautiful housekeepers, to publicize quality housekeeping staff and enterprises and encourage more women to work in the industry.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)