Jobs and Careers

US says jobs rose 257,000 in January; stokes talk of rate hike mid-year

An American worker at a gas field in Texas. The number of US jobs went up 257,000 in January, the 11th straight month of job gains in the country. Photo: AFP

US job growth rose solidly in January and wages rebounded strongly, a show of underlying strength in the economy that puts a mid-year interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve back on the table.

Friday, 17 April, 2015, 4:27pm

China needs jobs for graduates and curb resentment about ‘connections’ to get ahead

A pedestrian walks past a woman begging for money in Hong Kong where a fifth of the population is living in poverty. A wealth gap created in part by those with connections and those with not is becoming an issue in China. Photo: Bloomberg

The rich are different then you and me. This could explain why authorities are worried that if a proposed cross-border sailing scheme between Guangdong and Hong Kong is launched, private yacht owners will make a sideline of smuggling stuff, even pregnant women.

27 Jan 2015 - 8:16am

Job growth in Hong Kong financial services sector to rise 15 per cent

A job board festooned with positions at Hong Kong's Education and Careers Expo. The financial services sector's job growth is expected to hit 15 per cent. Photo:  May Tse

Job growth in Hong Kong’s highly paid financial services sector is set to jump 15 per cent in the next few years and foreigners will dominate the new hires, a new report from the government’s Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) concludes.

26 Jan 2015 - 5:37pm 7 comments

Young Hongkongers head north to Qianhai for job opportunities

Herman Leung and Freya Wang found work in Qianhai. Photo: Dickson Lee

Can’t find a dream jobs in Hong Kong? Shenzhen’s Qianhai economic zone may be the solution but you’d better be prepared to live without Facebook or Twitter.

8 Dec 2014 - 9:09am 2 comments

Australian job advertisements hit 19-month high

Australia's unemployment rate has fluctuated wildly in recent months. Photo: Bloomberg

6 Oct 2014 - 11:13am

Application Development Careers In Hong Kong

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Reports from top recruitment firms and market trend analysts concur that jobs in the IT market are on the rise in Hong Kong. The first two quarters of 2014 revealed a steady demand for junior and mid-level IT personnel with strengths in application development and programming.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:22pm

Asset and Wealth Management in Hong Kong

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What is the asset and wealth management industry like in Hong Kong? In fact, what is asset and wealth management? They may sound very similar, but in the business world, they are two separate things.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:21pm

The future of accounting in Hong Kong

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The landscape of accounting is changing. According to the Intuit 2013 Future of Accountancy Report, newly simplified and automated finance-related products and services are making it easier for companies to manage or outsource their accounting needs, limiting traditional single-note accountancy services.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:19pm

Life of a banker in Hong Kong

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While it is common for MBA graduates to pursue corporate banking jobs after completing their studies, many may choose to expand their horizons by moving abroad. The number of countries to choose from is endless, but many may find the allure of China irresistible.

30 Jul 2014 - 3:17pm

Excel in Architecture in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is a growing city. In 2000, the population was around 6 million people. By 2020, the expected population is nearly 8 million people. Because of the city’s rare status as a free trade centre in mainland China, this population conjecture is only expected to increase in time. What does that mean?

30 Jul 2014 - 3:16pm

How to find banking and finance jobs in Hong Kong

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Finding an employment opportunity in Hong Kong, one of the world’s top business centres, can be both exciting and challenging. Some of the best-paid jobs in the city are related to banking and finance job.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:31pm

Banking and finance jobs in Hong Kong

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Landing a banking and finance job in Hong Kong can lead to greater success in your career. If you are highly skilled in this field, there are many jobs available for you from major companies that are globally recognised and based in the city.

18 Jul 2014 - 12:43pm

Social media has become an essential marketing tool

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Due to the widespread use of social media, marketing departments no longer simply focus on the general online population, but also adopt a more targeted approach. In turn, customers now have more control over their corporate relations through social media participation and engagement.

18 Jul 2014 - 12:43pm

Opportunities for IT and Digital Jobs in Hong Kong

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With the increasing competition among business entities, a company can only ignore the place of IT and Digital marketing jobs at its own peril.

16 Jul 2014 - 9:05am

Trends in IT and Digital Jobs in Hong Kong

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Over the last decade, the world has witnessed tremendous evolution in the area of Information Technology and Digital, and Hong Kong has not been left behind.

16 Jul 2014 - 9:05am