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  1. Programme offers alternative option to school-leavers

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze The government's Youth Work Experience and Training Scheme offers secondary school-leavers an alternative path to pursue a career, and enhances their competitiveness in the labour market. The scheme, launched in 2002 by the Labour Department, provides people, aged 15 to 24 and without a degree, six to 12 months of on-the-job training. There is no minimum academic ...

  2. We need alternative to bus, say residents

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in two months, she is looking for alternatives. 'It makes you more dependent, for example, calling an ambulance where you probably wouldn't have otherwise,' Ms Donkers said. She ... But other residents say the hire car system has developed into an illegal taxi service that ignores the needs of people who book the vehicles. Alternatives should be explored, they say. Hire cars ...

  3. Beating catch-22 needs special training

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After spending more than a decade in the classroom, school leavers face a cruel truth. Many of them still do not have the skills it takes to land a job. And more often than not, the most crucial skill they are lacking is how to market themselves to prospe ...

  4. Voucher scheme slashes kindergarten teachers' pay

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff at kindergartens that signed up for the government voucher scheme have suffered pay cuts in some cases of up to nine-tenths of their previous salaries, according to a teachers' union. The Professional Teachers' Union says the massive reduc ...

  5. Industries slow to use Sars relief fund

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Less than 14 per cent of the $3.5 billion relief fund for those Hong Kong industries worst hit by Sars has been allocated. About 1,450 applications for the low-interest loans totalling $470 million have been approved. The loans were made available to rest ...

  6. Smaller firms to recruit more staff

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... But large companies are still planning layoffs, survey finds, and new graduates and unskilled workers will miss out Small and medium-sized companies are expected to begin hiring more staff in the second half of the year but larger corporations may continu ...

  7. Hepatitis carriers sue Taiwan firm for discrimination

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A Shenzhen court has agreed to hear a job discrimination suit lodged by four hepatitis B carriers against two Shenzhen subsidiaries of Taiwan-based computer giant Foxconn. In the first case of its kind in the city, four college graduates from G ...

  8. Awards for top VTC trainees

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... A group of graduates from the Vocational Training Council (VTC) received certificates and cash prizes on Tuesday in recognition of their outstanding performance during an on-the-job training programme. Organised by the VTC's Committee on Apprenticesh ...

  9. Unemployed to benefit from new era

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Written by Lee Wing-sze Massage services at home and in the workplace, domestic helper services, and security and property management services have been some of the retraining courses provided by the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) for the unemployed, wh ...

  10. Law will end hepatitis bias, authorities say

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Health and labour authorities have vowed to use tough legislation to eliminate workplace discrimination against the country's 120 million carriers of the hepatitis B virus. In an online forum at the government's gov.cn internet po ...




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