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  1. 7,000 temporary jobs created during Sars to be axed

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan About 7,000 temporary jobs created in Hong Kong during the Sars outbreak are to be cut, but the government said the improving jobs market would be able to absorb the affected ... last year, it was to ease the high unemployment rate and to improve the overall hygiene of Hong Kong during the Sars outbreak,' Mr Cheung said. 'But providing temporary jobs ...

  2. Mother wins $544,000 for bias over pregnancy

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Opportunities Commission, Janice Chan Choi-yin took legal action against printing company Toppan Forms (Hong Kong) for unlawful discrimination and victimisation on the grounds of her pregnancy. The District Court held that it was unlawful for an employer to put pressure on an employee over her pregnancy-related sick leave and maternity leave, even if the pressure was unintentional. ...

  3. 7,000 unemployed brave the rain to swamp Jockey Club job fair

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... a telephone-betting centre in Tin Shui Wai. More than 7,000 job seekers, mostly young people and housewives, queued outside a community centre in remote Tin Shui Wai from early in the morning for part-time ... to HK$47 an hour and some posts offering full-time monthly salaries of HK$7,000 to HK$50,000. A 40-year-old housewife, surnamed Fung, was among the first in the queue. The mother of three, who has ...

  4. Pregnancy is costing us our jobs, say women

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

    ... tolerate my seeing out the terms of the contract.' Pregnancy discrimination cases handled by the Equal Opportunities Commission jumped by almost 50 per cent to 117 last year over 2005. ... Anita Lam A union has warned that Hong Kong's declining birth rate could fall further following a surge in complaints from women who said they were having to choose between a second ...

  5. Sacked toy workers clash with police at factory over payouts

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Another worker said: 'We protested because the company did not pay us what we deserve.' The company, which employs 7,000 people at the factory, said its financial structure was sound ... have assailed Hong Kong manufacturers for deciding to close their factories in recent months, saying they took advantage of the financial crisis to evade new responsibilities under the law. ...

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    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 ... However, actual hiring figures show growth has actually slowed by 3 per cent quarter-on-quarter and 9 per cent year-on-year. "Hong Kong people can expect a positive but cautious employment ...

  7. Crisis undoes years of rural progress

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... by rising costs of chemical fertilisers and pesticides when oil prices soared. At the start of the year, the situation deteriorated further as the global financial crisis hit China's exports. ... will be most visible away from the cities. Joseph Cheng Yu-shek is a professor of political science at City University of Hong Kong ...

  8. Outlook for job market bleakest since Sars outbreak, survey finds

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Paggie Leung

    ... in the event and have more than 7,000 vacancies. ... Paggie Leung and Agnes Lam Hong Kong has the gloomiest employment outlook since the severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis, a survey by a recruitment firm found. Manpower, which ...

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    Maids' pay to rise 4.8pc to HK$3,920, their second increase in two years

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong and Phila Siu

    ... Dennis Chong and Phila Siu Increase of 4.8pc will bring basic rate back in line with late 1990s, before Asian crisis Maids get second pay rise in two years Hong Kong's 300,000 ... 1990s before wage cuts that followed the Asian financial crisis. Joseph Law Kwan-din, chairman of the Hong Kong Employers of Overseas Domestic Helpers Association, said the rise was too close ...

  10. Filipinos cut back on remittances as financial crisis bites

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Macapagal-Arroyo claiming in a speech last month in Hong Kong during the Clinton Global Initiative Asia that the Philippines was insulated from the global crisis. Rodelo Landicho, senior assistant manager ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong-based Philippine bankers say the city's Filipino community has significantly reduced remittances home as the global recession bites deeper into the local ...




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