Millions of new blue-collar jobs are piling on pressure for many workers in China
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Chinese internet companies have created millions of new blue-collar jobs ranging from delivery workers for online takeaway platforms and drivers for car-hailing apps, to home cleaners and people maintaining shared bikes or cars. China has prioritised such jobs as a way of maintaining high employment as the county’s manufacturing sector slows down. But many workers in the new sectors have complained about the high pressure and anxiety that comes with such jobs, and are urging companies to pay more attention to their well-being and offer more-flexible working environments.
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