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  1. Tourism, logistics 'key' to job creation

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Continued investment in the tourism and logistics sectors is the answer to Hong Kong's unemployment problems, the finance chief says. But Henry Tang would not predict how ... 'Why don't you do something?' But we can't change reality,' he said. However, investment in tourism and logistics would help create jobs in the catering, hotel and transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445577/tourism-logistics-key-job-creation
  2. In Brief

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the prison have recently been on a hunger strike to protest over the persecution of the movement. HK Tourism Board predicts slow industry pickup The rebound of the tourism industry in Hong Kong will be more gradual than expected, the Tourism Board told legislators yesterday. Board chairman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee said a full recovery across all markets would not be seen until next year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433417/brief
  3. Jobless figure plunges to 7.5pc

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Unemployment rate records its biggest drop in 20 years as tourism-led recovery spreads to other sectors of economy Unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in eight months as the tourism-led recovery strengthens and spills into other sectors. Hong Kong's seasonally adjusted average jobless rate for the three months to November fell to 7.5 per cent from 8 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438696/jobless-figure-plunges-75pc
  4. Low wages push pupils back to the books

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

    ... positions included 3,000 tourism development assistants for the Tourism Commission and 2,000 jobs with the Social Welfare Department's community care project. More than 7,000 youngsters turned ... yesterday included 1,500 tourism development assistants at non-governmental organisations and the Tourism Commission, 600 positions with the Home Affairs Department, and 200 nature guide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426013/low-wages-push-pupils-back-books
  5. Guangdong drops bid for 'golden week'

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... desires. Tourism authorities should ensure the public's demand for leisure and holiday is fulfilled.' Guangdong authorities quietly posted the announcement last night - a time when most ... The Labour Day holiday will be a three-day weekend this year, from May 1 to 3. Beijing said it reduced the Labour Day holiday because national productivity declined and tourism attractions became ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674844/guangdong-drops-bid-golden-week
  6. Industries slow to use Sars relief fund

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... training places for unemployed workers in the catering, retail, tourism, hotel, decoration, transport and property sectors. The Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, Matthew ... Hong Kong and the mainland, signed in June, coupled with relaxed travel restrictions on mainland visitors to Hong Kong, would benefit the catering, tourism and retail sectors. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424659/industries-slow-use-sars-relief-fund
  7. Unemployment likely to nudge 9pc, say unionists

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Diamond Hill. The training places include 3,000 tourism development assistants for the Tourism Commission and 2,000 from the Social Welfare Department's community care project. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421597/unemployment-likely-nudge-9pc-say-unionists
  8. Sharp rise in hiring expected

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... for Hong Kong can be attributed to several factors, one of which is the lowered unemployment rate, which fell to a 17-month low in April. 'This was a result of booming tourism and improved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459719/sharp-rise-hiring-expected
  9. HK economy marks 7 months of growth

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... in the third quarter and that pace is expected to continue for the final months of 2003, due to a tourism recovery and rebounding consumer confidence. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439806/hk-economy-marks-7-months-growth
  10. In Brief

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year, the Tourism Board said. Total mainland arrivals hit 5.63 million by the end of September, representing about 55 per cent of the total number of visitors to Hong Kong. Mainland visitors may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435515/brief

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