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  1. District sets up fund for laid-off workers

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... collapsed during the current economic downturn, local media said. Shenzhen Communist Party Secretary Liu Yupu made the remarks after visiting a factory owned by Hong Kong luxury watchmaker and retailer Peace Mark Company in Xixiang town on Sunday, the Southern Metropolis News reported. Referring to the spate of bankruptcies among Hong Kong-funded factories in Baoan district, Mr Liu ...

  2. District council pay review urged

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung City University senior lecturer Cheung Chor-yung said district councillors' pay should be reviewed, in order to recognise their status as the city's representatives and the community leaders in their districts. However, Professor Cheung said there was no urgent need to review the remuneration of non-official members of the Executive Council. 'I think ...

  3. North district wants help finding jobs

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn North District councillors yesterday urged the Labour Department to set up an employment centre to help job seekers in one of the poorest communities in Hong Kong. Chairman of the North District council's labour and economic affairs committee Danny Wong Leung-hi yesterday asked why there was no job centre for the 300,000 population in the district. 'Without ...

  4. Row brews over district councillor's election bid

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... civil servant colleagues.' Hong Kong Civil Servants General Union chairman Felix Cheung Kwok-biu said: 'I am confused. Are they trying to suggest Mr Chan's salary is not paid ... Chloe Lai The Housing Authority contract worker was allowed to stand in November poll A political row is looming after a pro-democracy district councillor was found to be a government ...

  5. The winners and losers in Hong Kong's age divide

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... of population growth in Hong Kong, will be concentrated in the new towns of Tseung Kwan O, Tin Shui Wai and Tung Chung; Sai Kung, Yuen Long and Kowloon City districts will see the fastest population ... Olga Wong Hong Kong Island will be the greyest, while new towns will be the most youthful. The workforce will have shrunk and some of us will have to work longer. Sai Kung, Yuen Long ...

  6. Foreign domestic helpers have very good deal in Hong Kong

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from their own government representatives here. However, that is an issue that should be taken up by their governments. It is not the fault of Hong Kong employers. As with any working ... As long as this is done within the boundaries of the law, I do not see how Hong Kong employers can take advantage of helpers. They enjoy the highest salaries of helpers in Southeast Asia ...

  7. Spread exhibition centres through Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay through and over the massive 'dead' zones of extensive roads. For Hong Kong to become the events capital of Asia, it requires a comprehensive plan ... will forever be profitable and fully booked for conventions and smaller exhibitions. Will the fact that not all venue space is available in one location be taken as a disadvantage when Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Census figures a warning Hong Kong must invest in its future workers

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... figures confirm the two most important population issues in Hong Kong, namely a shrinking working population and an ever increasing number of older adults. In the past decade, 2001-2011, ... Less than half of our population will be working to support the rest. Furthermore, our workforce will not be young and vibrant, which is crucial for Hong Kong to remain competitive. For any ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Hong Kong workers face positive yet cautious job outlook in fourth quarter

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... seekers Hong Kong workers are facing a positive yet cautious job outlook in the fourth quarter of this year, a survey shows. ManpowerGroup polled about 66,000 employers in 42 countries and cities in July, including 808 in Hong Kong. While companies in each of eight places surveyed in Asia-Pacific plan to increase staff levels in the fourth quarter, growth has slowed except in New Zealand ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong widens search for domestic helpers to Bangladesh

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Agency association boss says agreement with Bangladesh is close, but Myanmar, Vietnam and mainland stay off-limits as curbs begin to bite Hong kong 'widening hunt for helpers' As the main sources of overseas domestic helpers look at curbing the flow of their citizens to Hong Kong, the government and employment agencies are searching ...




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