Final year sociology student Charlotte Wong wants a trainee position in public relations or human resources but has not been able to secure a permanent offer. Photo: Nora Tam

University graduates face tough competition and low salaries as they enter Hong Kong’s crowded workforce

  • Fresh graduates stand to earn about 9.6 per cent less than a quarter of a century ago with number of applicants greater than the skilled jobs on offer
  • With graduates accounting for 34 per cent of the city’s workers, analysts say a rethinking of attitudes towards certain jobs and sectors is needed
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Final year sociology student Charlotte Wong wants a trainee position in public relations or human resources but has not been able to secure a permanent offer. Photo: Nora Tam
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Martin Choi

Martin Choi

Martin is a reporter for the Post. He joined the team in 2018 after graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Journalism and Global Studies. Previously, he interned at Forbes in Hong Kong and Agence France-Presse in Shanghai.