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  1. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    South Korea plans 'name and shame' policy against companies with few women

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 03:24pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter South Korea will adopt a name-and- shame policy, publicly identifying firms that employ low numbers of women, as the nation’s first female president aims to create 1.65 million additional jobs for women, according to Bloomberg. Companies with at least 500 workers and whose female workforce comprises less than 70 per cent of their industry’s average for three ...

  2. Business - Companies - EMPLOYMENT

    Older workers, especially women, still have much to offer

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:57am by Stephen Vines

    ... as a matter of business, there surely can be no argument over the value of female executives or indeed of other women in the workforce. However, there is understandable resistance to this conclusion ... Stephen Vines While old staff, especially women, are highly valued in the workplace, female executives remain a distinct minority in top corporate jobs Push back the clock on retirement ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Retirement age of new Hong Kong civil servants to rise to 65 under new plans

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:32pm by Phila Siu

    ... at 65' plan for civil servants The retirement age of newly hired civil servants will be extended from 60 to 65 under a government plan to tackle the ageing population and shrinking workforce ... workforce, the government … considers it an opportune time to examine possible options for extending the working life of civil servants." Current civil servants who want to work beyond 60 would ...

  4. News - China - EMPLOYMENT

    Women postgraduates land jobs easier if pregnancy is out of the way

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:38am by Vanessa Piao

    ... Vanessa Piao vanessa.piao@scmp.com Firms favour candidates who won't need maternity leave, jobseekers say Women postgrads secure jobs easier with pregnancy out of way When Zhang Ying ... The legal age for women to get married on the mainland is 20, yet most students graduate around 22. Society expectations still require they start their family between the ages of 25 and 30, when ...

  5. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Giving Hong Kong's jobless youth hope for the future

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:57am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... trap. At the same time, someone who has been out of the workforce for three or four years becomes virtually unemployable in large organisations: the isolation in that time makes the rules ...

  6. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Australian unemployment rate stays steady as jobs growth picks up

    Posted May 09th 2014, 01:14am by Reuters

    ... per cent last month was still short of the 1.5 per cent pace needed to absorb new entrants into the workforce, but up from almost zero in the middle of last year. Forward-looking indicators ...

  7. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    Young hit hardest as global jobless rate continues to rise

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:54am by GDN

    ... cent for several years. It puts the youth unemployment rate at 13.1 per cent, more than double that for the whole workforce and almost three times the adult rate of 4.6 per cent- putting ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Government subsidies proposed to end shortage of skilled labour

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:59am by Olga Wong

    ... The government hoped to revamp a four-decade-old apprenticeship scheme and tackle challenges brought by an ageing population and shrinking workforce, the source said. It is also determined to use all ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Foreign labour scheme 'has too much red tape'

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 06:36am by Phila Siu

    ... said that stay-at-home mothers and the elderly should be encouraged to rejoin the workforce, but the truth is they are just unwilling to do so." Thomas Ho On-sing, president of the Hong ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - EMPLOYMENT

    Financial firms plan to increase Hong Kong hires

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Poll shows 38pc of finance executives will expand their HK workforce this year Financial firms plan to increase HK hires Banking and financial jobs have often ... to New York, where 50 per cent of the respondents said they would expand their workforce. The survey, conducted by Robert Half in January, put London in third place, with 34 per cent indicating ...




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