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  1. Companies urged to contribute to society

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Social and community development must go hand in hand with economic progress, businesspeople were told yesterday at a conference on corporate social responsibility. Calling on firms to contribute to a harmonious society in return for healthy an ...

  2. Culture of long hours wilts for new work ethic

    Posted Jun 07th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Hong Kong's work ethic has become famous the world over, exemplified by images of tailors working into the small hours to produce a fitted suit overnight. There can be little doubt this culture of hard work has been a major factor behind the city's success. 'People in Hong Kong are willing to work very long hours, not because the boss asked them to, ...

  3. Thousands apply for Shanghai jobs

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 3,400 Hong Kong people had applied for work permits in Shanghai by the end of June, as a weak economy at home drove them to seek jobs in the mainland's booming financial hub, local media reported. The cumulative figure includes only Hong Kong residents who applied for so-called 're-employment permits' from the Shanghai Labour and Social Security ...

  4. Hundreds apply to sing for their supper

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hundreds of people yesterday queued outside a Mongkok karaoke bar to apply for jobs, undeterred by the heat and rain. Neway, one of Hong Kong's main karaoke bar chains, was offering 150 positions with salaries ranging from $5,000 to $13,000 a month - about 10 per cent higher than the market rates. The positions were for managers, chefs, waiters and cleaners. More than 100 ...

  5. 500 secondary school teachers apply for early retirement deal

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem About 500 secondary school teachers have applied for early retirement under a government scheme aimed at reducing their numbers in line with the falling student population. ... to eliminate an estimated surplus of 840 secondary teachers by the 2009-10 school year. A spokesman for the Education and Manpower Bureau said about 500 teachers had applied for early retirement ...

  6. Teachers applying for early retirement scheme, says Li

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JASMINE WANG Updated at 6.56pm: Some 57 government primary school teachers have applied for early retirement, Secretary for Education Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said on Wednesday Mr Li ... school years. In a written reply to the lawmaker, Mr Li said: 'Fifty-seven government primary school teachers applied to participate in the Early Retirement Scheme (ERS) for teaching staff ...

  7. Employees attracted to caring companies

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... One question Joseph Michelli looks to address in The Starbucks Experience - the book and the workshops - is 'what can I learn from a company like that'? The answer, in most cases, is some variant of 'quite a lot', whether the people co ...

  8. It's all in the mind

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Eileen Lian

    ... Eileen Lian People have become more aware of mental health problems, so psychologists are in demand WHILE DEMAND FOR clinical and educational psychologists is increasing in Hong Kong, most of these positions are offered or subsidised by the government. Th ...

  9. First person

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... for instance, they outsourced cleaning services last year and the pay has gone from HK$3,800 a month for a 10-hour day to HK$3,300. Companies talk a great deal about business ethics and if they want to, ... and some of them are working while applying for social welfare because their job has such a low salary. They could just quit their jobs and claim social welfare but most choose to work even ...

  10. Horror stories of brick slaves prompt police rescue of 200

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and He Huifeng Police in Henan have rescued more than 200 people, including 29 children, forced to work in brick factories. Beijing ordered tens of thousands of officers to check kilns throughout the northern province following hor ...




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