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  1. Ruling on workers' commissions takes effect

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... The city's two biggest property agencies, Centaline and Midland Holdings, which employ more than 6,000 agents whose earnings are made mostly from commissions, said they had no plan to require staff ...

  2. Number of HK workers in Macau soars to record high

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... workers. They never think of it this way- Hongkongers arrive to help build Macau and raise their salary level.' Macau's bullish property market has also lured much young and ambitious talent from Hong Kong. At the Centaline Property Agency in Macau, 60 per cent of staff at the management level have come from Hong Kong. 'It's a new market full of challenges and growth ...

  3. Pay push spurred by surging demand for workers

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Most of the cuts had fallen on metalworkers, whose jobs were confined to sites. But demand for metalworkers is about to increase. Centaline Property Agency research chief Wong Leung-sing said ...

  4. Complaints about helper agencies rise

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Complaints about agencies providing domestic helpers are on the increase, with employers feeling cheated when new staff never arrive, quit within days of starting or lack the necessary skills. The Consumer Council received 260 complaints about agencies last year, a 21 per cent increase on the 2010 total of 214. The city has 290,000 domestic helpers, ...

  5. Pay prospects improve as economy picks up

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Yee-ping, managing director of personnel agency Centaline Julie's Personnel Consultants, warned workers should be aware that while the job market is picking up, growth is uneven and the pace varies by sector. 'Frontline staff such as salespeople are benefiting from the recovery, but support staff aren't. The legal sector has not picked up even though property and commercial ...

  6. Creaky jobs machine is back in business

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... in fact,' said Paul Ho of Manlink, a recruiting agency specialising in this industry. He pointed out that large construction and property developers such as Shui On and Hsin Chong had changed ... in the six major weekly job search publications. 'The first quarter was very good,' said Alexa Chow, managing director of Centaline Julie's Personnel Consultants. 'Job vacancies ...

  7. Alert over rogue employment agencies

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Employers are being conned into hiring foreign maids who don't have work visas Employers were yesterday warned against unscrupulous employment agencies which abuse their trust to engage illegal foreign domestic helpers to work for them. Listing 10 common modus operandi of dishonest agencies, the Immigration Department said potential employers should carefully ...

  8. Medical directors to oversee unregulated agencies

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez So-called health maintenance organisations (HMO) will be required to hire a medical director as the government looks at ways to control the unregulated agencies. Hong-Kong-style HMO are loosely defined as group medical practices and scheme administrators, specialised in providing a bridge between employers or insurers and doctors. Speaking at the Legislative ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agencies warned over improper conduct Employment agencies have been warned by the Labour Department to comply with the law or they will face possible fines and even revocation of licences. ... agencies must apply for a licence before starting operation- the maximum penalty for unlicensed operation is HK$50,000. In addition, the agencies are not allowed to charge jobseekers- directly ...

  10. Foxconn and Honda examples of a new philosophy on wages

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... but the timeliness and the intensity. In short, Xinhua is acting like a real news agency. First, the sensational Foxconn suicides. In January, Xinhua reported the first case among the 450,000 employee of the mobile-phone maker. In the following months up to this week's pay rise, the agency filed 27 reports on Foxconn - and was mentioned in numerous other reports. It reported all 10 suicides, ...




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