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  1. Universities mistreat guards and cleaners, union claims

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Security guards and cleaners at Hong Kong universities are paid two-thirds less than counterparts in England, while lecturers are paid twice as much as those teaching at Cambridge ... at pay and benefits at the eight local universities by studying job advertisements. All the tertiary institutions, except the Chinese University, contracted out their cleaning and security ...

  2. Students can get head start

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Mirroring trends in the broader economy, more than 70 organisations - including Fuel and Classified Post - are participating this week in a special on-campus job fair at the University ... technology companies and non-governmental organisations concerned with social sustainability and fair trade,' says Herman Chan, director of careers and placement at the university's Centre ...

  3. Wen promises graduates help

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Amid rising concern about the grim employment prospects facing more than 7 million college and university graduates this year, Premier Wen Jiabao told those about to enter the job ... of Xian Jiaotong University yesterday, Mr Wen encouraged students to widen their employment search to include grass-roots jobs and cited himself as an example. 'Upon my graduation, when ...

  4. New graduates cashing in on recovery

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A $500,000 job offer to a University of Hong Kong student is indicative of the pay prospects available to graduates. Economic and finance student Jenny Tse Li, who will graduate ... offered a monthly salary of $8,000 to $10,000 for 2004 graduates, compared with $6,000 to $8,000 in 2003. Louisa Li Wan-tung, director of the university's Careers Education and Placement ...

  5. PolyU in top spot as bosses state their favourites

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Graduates from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have been ranked 'most preferred' by employers for the first time, according to a university survey. About 700 employers, secondary school students, principals, parents, government officials and business leaders were interviewed for their views on the eight universities in December. More than a third ...

  6. Lecturers' union fights room ban

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung The staff union at Baptist University will complain to the Legislative Council over the decision of the institution's council to ban it from campus facilities. The university's council adopted the resolution against the union in a meeting on Wednesday. The basis of the prohibition is the union's use of 'HKBU' in its name without council approval. ...

  7. Manpower is being wasted, analysts say

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report comes amid growing concerns over the high unemployment rate among fresh university graduates. 'As tertiary education institutes continue to enrol students on a large scale and more ... Two faculty staff at Tsinghua University reportedly died in January last year because of overwork. Lou Wei, who co-authored the report, said the workforce was suffering from more health ...

  8. Hunt on for hires with 'McLeadership' skills

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to add to its 15,000 staff, though its focus at the job fair is on recruiting over 100 manager trainees. While candidates with a university degree or a diploma are welcome, the door is also open ... University in Illinois. 'The programme provides a good opportunity for young people and fresh graduates in any discipline to join McDonald's,' Tam says. 'We believe that happy ...

  9. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be at the centre of all plans for developing and restructuring the economy. He emphasised the importance of finding jobs for university graduates. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security estimated last month that this year's crop of university graduates will top 6.8 million - a record high. The State Council also pledged to provide policy incentives and reduce burdens ...

  10. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Once the symbol of security, bank jobs seem to be losing their appeal for university students. A survey that ranks the popularity of Hong Kong's major employers found that various banks, with the exception of HSBC, slipped up to 10 places this year. Stockholm-based consultancy Universum, which conducted the survey, blamed the grim economy ...




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