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  1. Helpers' visas now easier to renew

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... It will be easier for the city's 250,000 foreign domestic helpers to renew their visas from next week, with online, mail and drop-in applications offered as alternatives to standing ... for the process of application of extension of stay on contract renewal,' said Chan Man-lang, an assistant director in the Immigration Department. The surge is expected because many employers renewed ...

  2. Temporary workers rally against plan not to renew their contracts

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung About 200 contract workers from the Buildings Department took to the streets yesterday to protest against plans not to renew their contracts because the project for which they were hired- the removal of illegal building works- was almost completed. The protesters, who chanted slogans and marched from the Legislative Council to the Central Government Offices, said ...

  3. Urban jobless goal of 4.5pc on target

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan China's goal to keep its urban unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent this year is on target despite the disruption to the job market by the outbreak of Sars, says Minister ... Council earlier had set the goal of creating eight million jobs this year and helping four million laid-off workers find jobs. It hopes to keep the urban unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent. Mr ...

  4. Tsang tells officials to find ways to create more jobs

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung, Olga Wong

    ... the creation of more employment opportunities in the short term... under the principle of effective use of public money.' About 500 jobs will be created by the Urban Renewal Authority, which ...

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

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... despite a rapidly expanding labour force. Between 2003 and last year, 98 million jobs were created in urban areas. The mainland registered year-on-year gross domestic product growth of just 7.6 ...

  6. What you need to know

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the proposed five-year levy suspension plan? An employer who signed a new contract or renewed a contract with his or her foreign domestic helper in August 2008, securing a two-year suspension that lasts until 2010, would benefit under the proposal. That employer would renew the contract some time around August 2010, gaining another two-year levy suspension until 2012, at which point he ...

  7. Homes with foreign help could get 7 levy-free years

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... in 2013, in recognition of the challenges posed by the economic downturn. C&C Overseas Employment Company manager Irene Chan said employers who signed new contracts or renewed existing ones ... in total if they took full advantage of the measure. The levy suspension applies to new or renewed employment contracts signed between August 1 this year and July 2013, under the five-year levy ...

  8. Hiring innovators

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The idea of a $1 million experiment started in 2002 to recruit top civil servants from outside the government was to inject fresh, private-sector thinking into the top ranks. The attempt at reform appears to have failed. Four outsiders were hired, one of whom has resigned, and no new recruitment plans have been mentioned. Should the commitment to outside hiring be renewed and how ...

  9. Big rise in fines likely for lift-safety offences

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... about having to take a written examination to renew their registration. 'Some older workers are very good when repairing lifts with screwdrivers, but very bad when using pen and paper to talk about lift repairs. They might lose their jobs if they fail to renew their registration,' Im said. 'Also, what kind of penalties will workers face if they are found ...

  10. 500 workers march in Shaoguan

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... financial crisis. It wanted the employees to sign two-year contracts with a local labour agency and continue working for the factory, and promised to renew the contracts with the workers in 2011 ... with their representatives. By Monday night, the company had dropped its original plan and promised to renew the workers' contracts. Protests by manufacturing workers have been widespread across Guangdong ...




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