Hu Chunhua, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Thursday stressed achieving the goal of stabilizing employment for poor laborers.
Hu, also head of the State Council's leading group on poverty alleviation and development, made the remarks during a symposium held in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province.
He called for greater efforts to further strengthen coordination between east and west China in poverty alleviation, and fully implement pro-employment policies with priority given to poor laborers.
Provincial-level regions in east China should strengthen measures to support businesses and provide subsidies, and offer services for those who have difficulty in finding jobs, said Hu.
Regions in central and west China should carry out multiple measures to stabilize employment, and enhance support for laborers returning home from other areas, he said.