Hong Kong’s New World Group organised a job fair on March 13. The pandemic has taken a toll on local employment, with the jobless rate for the three months to February this year rising to 7.2 per cent – a 17-year high. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong’s New World Group organised a job fair on March 13. The pandemic has taken a toll on local employment, with the jobless rate for the three months to February this year rising to 7.2 per cent – a 17-year high. Photo: Felix Wong
Adam Au
Opinion

Opinion

Adam Au

Why job creation won’t solve Hong Kong’s unemployment problem

  • The underlying issue in youth employment, exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic, is the mismatch between what the economy needs and what the education system is producing
  • The government must go beyond its Band-Aid solution of creating temporary jobs to address this mismatch, by helping graduates learn new skills and adapt quicker to change

Hong Kong’s New World Group organised a job fair on March 13. The pandemic has taken a toll on local employment, with the jobless rate for the three months to February this year rising to 7.2 per cent – a 17-year high. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong’s New World Group organised a job fair on March 13. The pandemic has taken a toll on local employment, with the jobless rate for the three months to February this year rising to 7.2 per cent – a 17-year high. Photo: Felix Wong
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