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  1. Women can save workforce: report

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan and Donald Asprey Women should be encouraged to seek employment as a way to ease the effects of an ageing population on the workforce, according to a paper ... and women's participation in the workforce. There, 74.5 per cent of women were employed, and the country had a fertility rate of 1.7 children per woman. The policy paper also proposes action ...

  2. Desert kingdom lowers barriers for women

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Women in Saudi Arabia are being encouraged to enter the workforce under a government reform programme, students at the University of Hong Kong were told this week. Princess Loulwah Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia led a delegation of 25 Saudi women professionals on a visit to HKU to mark International Women's Day on Tuesday. Princess Loulwah and other delegation ...

  3. Women continue to come second on gender agenda

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... workplace and even the education system. Some parents, she said, were unwilling to invest in their daughters as much as their sons while others still believed women did not belong in the workforce ... with those working long hours in the workforce instead. 'Formal equality alone does not empower women. We need to change the culture of our society,' she said. Ms Wu referred to a 2001 ...

  4. Our shameful attitude towards women

    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Catherine Ng

    ... divide in the public and private spheres persists in Hong Kong despite the city's economic successes. Less than 50 per cent of women are in the workforce, in contrast to over 70 per cent ... Catherine Ng There was an uproar from women's groups- and reprimands from government officials- after radio hosts Sammy Leung Chi-kin and Kitty Yuen Siu-yee asked the teenage ...

  5. Have your say

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... between the number of men and women because most of those who take up the offer are women. He was speaking at the first of a series of discussion forums of the Council for Sustainable Development, which is seeking public opinion on raising the retirement age, attracting new talent to Hong Kong and supporting the integration of mothers into the workforce. ...

  6. Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style and Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Laurel Maury

    ... Laurel Maury Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style and Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz Crown, HK$195 There are two decades of the 20th century the US harks ... and economic power. Its new might and the changing times were, Joshua Zeitz argues in Flapper, largely the result of the work and daring of women. The images linger: Coco Chanel's short frocks, ...

  7. Later retirement suggested as way to boost workforce

    Posted Nov 12th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... there was a need to encourage people to retire later to help gain more from the workforce. Half of the respondents even said there should not be any preset retirement age, while a quarter said people ...

  8. Keeping the workforce up to date

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the workforce is classified as low-skilled and poorly educated. This is a problem if Hong Kong is to maintain its strengths and become increasingly competitive in the global marketplace. In a bid ...

  9. BNP plans 50pc rise in mainland workforce

    Posted Sep 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bei Hu French bank BNP Paribas is mulling a 50 per cent increase in its mainland corporate and investment banking headcount by 2008 on the back of strong revenue growth and as China opens up more to overseas lenders. 'The Chinese regulatory environme ...

  10. A qualified workforce to keep the city safe

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... Rosheen Rodwell Pacific Crown Security Service senior manager Paul Lau says regular training is necessary to maintain standards NORMALLY, I ARRIVE at the office by about 8.30am and the first thing I do is check the daily occurrence book for any serious in ...




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