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  1. Three million jobs needed next year for surge in graduates

    Posted Nov 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland will have to create more than three million jobs for university graduates in the coming summer as the number of fresh graduates is expected to increase sharply, said ... are expected to leave schools and enter the job market. The increase in graduates - 680,000 more than this year - will put more pressure on the government, which is battling to keep China's urban ...

  2. Graduation day

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is simple- this is graduation month. If you have not yet seen this phenomenon, don't worry, there are still two or three weeks left to see it. Or if you have seen them, you may have noticed ... graduated this year. As a friend of theirs I felt excited too, almost like I was wearing my own gown and posing for photographs. But I am not really a graduate, which makes me a bit upset ...

  3. Job market fails to absorb influx of graduates

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Students are encouraged to continue with further studies More than a third of this summer's 112,300 graduates in Guangdong are still out of work- a problem ... graduates go on to postgraduate programmes, compared with 80 per cent at Peking University and Tsinghua University,' said Li Rui, the information director of Sun Yat-sen's graduate ...

  4. Meeting to focus on making better graduates

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... The eight publicly-funded higher education institutions are to team up with business figures during a symposium to be held later this month to explore how university graduates can be nurtured. The joint symposium, to be held at City University on September 22 on the theme of nurturing graduates for the future, will also feature human resources professionals who will talk about ...

  5. Wider IT use essential to future of graduates

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... (SMEs) begin to look seriously at IT, the prospects for fresh graduates will improve. The federation is a non-profit trade organisation with more than 300 corporate members, including software and hardware manufacturers, systems integrators and other IT service providers. Fresh graduates, however, are having a challenging time entering the workforce. The opportunities for young graduates ...

  6. Pay unlikely to lure HK graduates over border

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... More than 60 per cent of mainland enterprises are interested in hiring Hong Kong graduates but are only willing to pay them about $2,000 a month, a survey showed yesterday. However, the study found that most graduates interested in working on the mainland wanted between $7,000 and $9,000 a month. The survey, carried out by the Hong Kong Youth Institute and the Asia Pacific ...

  7. Global links arm graduates with superior job prospects

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor Graduates of the industrial engineering and engineering management (IEEM) department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have excellent job prospects. Despite ... of the IEEM department. 'They have all found jobs within three months of graduation.' Its graduates have worked for companies such as BMW, Canon, Dairy Farm International, Deloitte & ...

  8. New graduates, eager to do their bit for the people, opt to go west

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An unprecedented number of university graduates from the class of 2003 have sought volunteer positions in the poor and remote western parts of the country - an area that people traditionally avoid. This year, 43,763 people responded to the China Youth Volunteer Service Centre's appeal for 6,000 graduates to go west. Those who pass health checks and strength-of-character ...

  9. Mainland cash attracts graduates: labour chief

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He admits that young workers can save more over the border Hong Kong graduates are more willing to work on the mainland as the salary gap with Hong Kong is narrowing, a government official said at a recruitment fair yesterday. Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said young graduates who earned $6,000 a month on the mainland would ...

  10. Graduates eye China for work

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as $2,000 to $3,000 a month. Jack Kwan Shu-wing, a career and personal counselling specialist at the university, said yesterday that more university graduates were willing to take low-paid jobs as the income gap between Hong Kong and the mainland was narrowing. There was also a growing appreciation of the lower cost of living on the mainland. He said graduates could spend as little as 400 ...




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