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  1. Breaking down the wall

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Written by Susie Gyopos Economist calls for change so that career-minded women can return to the workforce minus financial penalties Book Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Author Sylvia Ann Hewlett ... importantly, human resources specialists being entrusted with helping working women take a short-time break and then, in due course, re-enter the workforce. Although it isn't a light-hearted, easy ...

  2. Goldman 'best firm for women'

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... added that 'nearly 50 per cent of our workforce here [in Hong Kong] is women... and nearly over a third of our managing directors in Asia are female'. The event- organised ... Dan Kadison Goldman Sachs received the 'best company for women' award during an annual ceremony in Central yesterday. Paul Bernard, a Goldman Sachs managing director, said his ...

  3. Cosmetics firm brings out the best in women

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Ed Olivo

    ... helps unemployed, middle-aged women build up their confidence and self-esteem in preparation to join or rejoin the workforce It organises programmes to help women with cancer ... potential in women, and let them show their brightness through the company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes. Using its potent brand influence and expertise in the industry, ...

  4. Women reach for the sky

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... International. Despite women's workforce participation climbing in tandem with the highest-ever rate of female university graduates, women are still scarce among the top corporate positions. ... Written by Chris Davis Author argues that women need to leave comfort zone to break into boardrooms dominated by male attitudes Mao Zedong' s famous observation that 'women hold ...

  5. Scheme to help youth prepare for workforce

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Business and social welfare groups are being invited to submit innovative proposals to help better prepare young people for the workforce under a pilot scheme. The scheme, the first collaborative project by the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund and the Labour Department, hopes to provide 'through-train' employment programmes that will prepare young ...

  6. Peugeot-Dongfeng joint venture cuts workforce 10pc

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong French carmaker PSA Peugeot has cut about 10 per cent of the workers in its mainland manufacturing venture with Hubei-based Dongfeng Motor amid falling sales. The venture laid off 1,000 contract staff from a total of about 9,000 employees, PSA ...

  7. BT to increase mainland workforce up to 15pc

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao BT Group, formerly British Telecom, plans to expand its workforce on the mainland by 10 to 15 per cent within a year to meet increasing demand from the banking and logistic sectors. 'We will focus on IT development to provide software systems instead of just telecommunications services,' said Bill Lam, BT's vice-president for Greater China. 'We ...

  8. Hospitality industry invests in its workforce

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... Elizabeth Turner The hospitality industry has multiple training needs across the many organisations that make up the industry. Tony Tse, programme director (industry partnerships) at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, said continuous training of professionals was a sign that the industry was investing in its workforce. He ...

  9. SFC expenses to rise 29pc as through-train swells workforce

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The Securities and Futures Commission will increase its expenses by 28.9 per cent for the next fiscal year from April 1, mainly to hire more people for enforcement and to prepare for Beijing's proposed 'through-train' scheme which ...

  10. Workforce hits record high as new jobs rise

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee and Agnes Lam A record 3.55 million Hongkongers have jobs, with the jobless rate remaining unchanged at 3.4 per cent for the past three months. Figures for November to January, released yesterday by the Census and Statistics Department, showed ...




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