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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong to be 118,000 workers short by 2022, government forecasts

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Phila Siu

    ... on projected growth in the population and labour needs, by 2022 there will be too few university graduates and people with a secondary education or less, and too many with a diploma, sub-degree ... that the population of those aged 65 or above will climb from 979,800 in 2012 to 1.5 million in 2022, and then 2.5 million in 2041. The document said that the government's steering committee ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Study finds public favours workplaces friendly to women, families

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:33am by Amy Nip

    ... by University of Hong Kong academics of public responses to a government consultation on population policy. The consultation ended in February. The findings were presented to members of the government's steering committee on population policy yesterday. They will help the committee as it makes plans to cope with a demographic shift, which will see a declining workforce cope with a growing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Extending Hong Kong officials' retirement age to 65 should be phased in, says expert

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 11:13am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga wong olga.wong@scmp.com Singaporean population expert says the move should be phased in as it will add to the city's financial burden and won't help productivity Plan ... of such a move, a former population planner for Singapore says. Paul Cheung, director of population planning in Singapore from 1986 to 1996, warned against swift change, saying a phased approach would ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Three in five Hongkongers can't afford their desired lifestyles after retirement

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Phila Siu

    ... the government's suggestion last week to delay the retirement age of newly hired civil servants from 60 to 65 to cope with an ageing population and shrinking workforce. In the poll, the desired retirement ...

  5. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Hard work to see through opaque job figures

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:09am by Victoria Ruan

    ... cent rise of the migrant population living in urban areas from a year earlier. He also referenced a new indicator. "The statistics bureau has come up with survey-based unemployment data. ...

  6. News - China - LABOUR

    China will 'inevitably' raise retirement age, says labour ministry

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 03:48am by MANDY ZUO

    ... population, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said yesterday. "Postponing the retirement age would objectively help ease society's burden of caring for the ageing population," ministry spokesman Li Zhong said. Under mainland law, men retire at 60 and women at 50. Li said this should be changed to keep pace with rising life expectancy, which today is 75. Li said ...

  7. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Fifa asked to act after 185 Nepalis die building Qatar World Cup stadiums

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by GDN

    ... make up about a sixth of Qatar's two million-strong population of migrant workers. Verified figures for the 2013 death rates among those from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and elsewhere have ...

  8. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Singapore repatriation firms' tactics under workers' rights microscope

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:02am by AP

    ... countries in the world, Singapore has about 1.1 million foreign workers out of a population of 5.3 million. The vast majority are low-wage labourers from India, China and Bangladesh. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Would-be helpers from Bangladesh scared off by abuse fears

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:45pm by DANNY LEE

    ... of the Employment Agencies Association, expects employees from Myanmar to fill the gap. "Employers prefer Myanmar maids because 80 per cent of the population is Buddhist and they can speak a little bit ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Indonesia considers sending skilled workers to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:29am by Stuart Lau and Phila Siu

    ... national labour placement and protection agency. Cheung "appreciated" the suggestion and cited Hong Kong's increasingly ageing population, Rafael said. The option of sending other ...




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