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  1. Women faring better in tight job market

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Women in their 30s and 40s are finding it relatively easier to find jobs in the current downturn than their male counterparts, according to government data. The number of middle-aged women in the workforce rose more in the first three months of the year than the figure for men of the same age. Quarter on quarter, the percentage of women aged between 30 and 34 who were ...

  2. Mainland leads Asia in giving women small jobs in big firms

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... be applauded for their efforts,' said Shalini Mahtani of Community Business. Over 42 per cent of the total workforce on the mainland were women compared to 25 per cent in India. However, ... as it has in Europe and the United States.' The report recommends that businesses be more transparent about the number of women in their workforce and increase the networking opportunities ...

  3. New migrants, and maids, fear being left out of the workforce

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Agnes Lam A group of new mainland migrants and foreign domestic helpers voiced fears yesterday- International Women's Day- of being left out of the workforce. But at a lunch talk at the Mira Hotel's ballroom that discussed women's social role today, property chief Shih Wing-ching said the emergence of smarter and more independent women had placed ...

  4. Retiring Hongkongers in for rude awakening, survey says

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... between 55 and 59 were still working, and 38 per cent of women who were in the same age range were in the workforce. The proportion of people who were still in the workforce aged between 60 and 64 was about 32 per cent. Forty-nine per cent of men who were aged between 60 and 64 were in the workforce and 16 per cent of women in the same age range were still working. Most people in Hong Kong ...

  5. Justice, inshallah

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... with polygamy. Although millions of women have entered the workforce in recent decades, including those in the Muslim world, Ms Kamala said a woman's role as a breadwinner was often not recognised. ... by Muslim women like her are the impetus for a global movement launched last month to fight against discriminatory laws in Muslim countries. At an international conference in Kuala Lumpur, more than ...

  6. Honouring outstanding achievements

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... they rise up the ranks, are not as well represented as men are in the workforce. There's more work to be done, both in organisations and also individually, with women who can aspire ... It's a time to relax and put the challenges and issues of the day to one side. Not so in the sixth Hong Kong Women of Influence (WOI) Awards, presented last Friday at the Four Seasons Hotel ...

  7. Visionary firm is making all the right moves

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... in the workforce to do business more effectively and efficiently. The technology enables us to be flexible. It's an encouragement to focus on a healthy balance between work and personal life.' Women are particular beneficiaries of this philosophy, with the company's Women's Action Networks providing women employees with a platform for information exchange and support ...

  8. Flexibility over retirement 'a manpower fix'

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... proactive in planning for policies regarding work options for the elderly, and optional retirement could be a means to address challenges posed by the ageing workforce.' Although there is no legally mandated retirement age in Hong Kong, employees at many firms in the private sector as well as civil servants are generally required to leave the workforce when they reach the age of 60. ...

  9. Cracks in the glass ceiling

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch They completed the same courses as the men and sat the same exams. But for the first women to study at the University of Cambridge there was no degree at the completion ... membership of the university in 1948. As Cambridge celebrates its 800th anniversary this year, those who protested over women's right to gain a degree may be turning in their graves to see ...

  10. US medical research firm praises base at technology park

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong's openness, educated workforce and strategic geographical position in Asia lured a medical technology company to the city, says its chairman and chief executive officer, Jack Cumming. Hologic, a US company specialising in women's health-related medical imaging systems and diagnostic products, set up a research and development base and regional ...




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