Hong Kong’s Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)

Hong Kong is not only one of the best tourist destinations in the world but it is also one of the most important financial centers of Asia.  Hong Kong offers a lot of employment opportunities to foreign skilled workers. Every year Hong Kong encourages skilled foreign workers from around the globe under Hong Kong’s Quality […]

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SWD to invite applications for second batch of Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities

The Social Welfare Department (SWD) will start tomorrow (September 16) to invite employers of persons with disabilities to submit the second batch of applications for the Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities (SPED). To support the employment of persons with disabilities, the SWD launched the SPED in June 2013 to provide employers of persons with […]

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SMEs get big boost from office automation giants

Amid a sluggish economy, some of the big guns of office automation are targeting Hong Kong’s 300,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a range of packaged hardware, software and services to help boost efficiency in their businesses. “It’s a major trend that will make it more affordable for SMEs to stay competitive by adopting […]

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Hudson: 28.2% of IT&T firms to increase hiring in Q3

IT & T is among the top 3 industries with a strong intention to hire in Hong Kong, said recruitment agency Hudson recently. According to results of a Hudson survey on 327 Hong Kong employers’ hiring intention from July to September 2013, 52.6% of respondents intend to keep headcount steady, an increase of 5.8 percentages […]

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Labour Department promotes use of cooling vest to reduce workers’ heat stroke risk

The Labour Department, in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC), is launching the Cooling Vest Promotion Pilot Scheme this summer to reduce the risk of heat stroke at work. The scheme will test the feasibility of using cooling vests in four selected fields involving workin a hot environment, namely construction, outdoor cleaning […]

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Employment and vacancies statistics for March 2013

According to the figures released today (June 21) by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD), total employment in the private sector surveyed increased by 1.9% or 50 000 persons in March 2013 compared with a year earlier. The total number of vacancies was 80 170, representing an increase of 15% or 10 200 over the […]

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About 5,200 vacancies on offer at Tung Chung Job Fair

The Labor Department will hold the Tung Chung Job Fair at Tung Chung Community Hall on May 15 and 16. A total of 54 organizations will participate at the fair. They mainly come from the retail, catering, transport and airport services industries, offering about 5,200 vacancies. Twenty-seven organizations will set up counters and conduct on-the-spot […]

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Survey Reveals Difficulties in Using English at Work in Hong Kong

A survey by HKEnglish.com has recently revealed the difficulties of Hong Kong citizens in using English at work. It has shown that almost two thirds of the respondents had difficulty in speaking and understanding the English language in the workplace. Most of the respondents found difficulty in conveying their messages in English when giving business […]

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HK dockworkers accept pay offer, end 40-day strike

Hong Kong dockworkers have accepted a 9.8 percent pay increase, ending a 40-day strike that slowed traffic at one of the world’s busiest ports. About 90 percent of the workers voted late Monday in favor of the offer from four middleman contractors that provide staff to a container terminal operator controlled by Hong Kong billionaire […]

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