Job seekers crowd a Labour Department recruitment forum at Tuen Mun Town offering 2,000 jobs. The Labour Department recorded a record 43,300 job vacancies last month - up 12 per cent from July and 53 per cent on the same month last year. Giving the figures yesterday, Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said 94 per cent of the jobs were permanent, offering $5,000 to $10,000 a month. 'The revival in commercial services, food and catering, wholesaling, and property has been most remarkable. There are more jobs, and salaries have improved.' One property company, Ricacorp, is seeking more than 200 staff, while fashion chain Giordano is offering about 80 new jobs.