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  1. In Brief

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Labour department says job market has improved About 1,100 new job vacancies have been received by the Labour Department each working day for the past three months, Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan said yesterday. He said the figure indicated the labour market situation had improved and new positions were available in every industry. But he refused ...

  2. 'Brain drain' and labour pains

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... Rex Aguado A report by the public-policy think tank Civic Exchange seems to confirm what many have suspected for some time: Hong Kong is threatened by a 'brain drain', with its most educated, qualified and experienced workers aspiring to move so ...

  3. Labour shortage to delay mega projects

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... roll-out. Hong Kong plans to construct 10 mega projects over the next few years but experts warn that acute labour shortages and an ageing workforce could mean some are unlikely to be completed on time. Plans to import foreign labour are expected to attract opposition from unionists who want to protect jobs, but with the construction workforce mostly middle-aged, there appears ...

  4. Exercise your mind at this year's G-Generation camp

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Students interested in current affairs are invited to the Interflow Camp 2004- G Generation to be held from July 26 to 28. With this year's theme being the Global Village, the camp, organised by the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association (HKOSA), aims to arouse the concern of the 'global generation' about international issues. Topics ...

  5. Hong Kong Youth Music Camp Concerts

    Posted Aug 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong Youth Music Camp Concerts About 500 young musicians aged nine to 25 perform under the baton of renowned musicians. Audience members must be aged over six. Today, 3pm, City Hall Concert Hall, $40-$60 Urbtix ...

  6. SMEs to be offered training on mainland labour laws, banking

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Training courses on the mainland's labour law and its banking system will be offered to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to strengthen their survival capability ... financial controller must learn more about the mainland labour law and banking system now, as knowing the law is important in controlling labour costs,' Mr Wong said. 'They have to learn ...

  7. Legislators in plea to Beijing over new trade, labour laws

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... tens of thousands of Hong Kong factory owners victimised by new trade and labour policies. CPPCC delegates Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung and Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen are both Liberal Party members who run factories in the Pearl River Delta. They will submit proposals to the CPPCC's first meeting in an attempt to delay the implementation of controversial laws on the processing trade and labour ...

  8. Labours of love

    Posted Feb 14th 2008, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Finding a dream partner is an increasingly difficult task for picky singles, writes Katie Lau For the single and dateless, Valentine's Day can be the most lonely and miserable of the year. But not for Cynthia Chan, who tonight hopes to meet her Mr Ri ...

  9. Russia comes close second to United States in skilled labour

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Watson Wyatt recently projected the relative level of skilled labour in the world's major economies. Skilled labour being university educated workers with an age of between 25 and 60 who ... the US.' He added the size of Russia's skilled labour force would remain fairly static over the next 20 years. The reasons are due to adverse demographics- the average life expectancy ...

  10. Labour pains?

    Posted Apr 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A $20,000 charge for non-residents has cut the number of mainland women giving birth at Hong Kong's public hospitals by about 23 per cent and reduced the drain on resources. Is the charge fair? Does it go far enough? Write to us ...




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