More that 4,000 foreign domestic helpers are waiting to come to Hong Kong, according to Cheung Kit-man, chairman of the Hong Kong Employment Agencies Association. Photo: Felix Wong
More that 4,000 foreign domestic helpers are waiting to come to Hong Kong, according to Cheung Kit-man, chairman of the Hong Kong Employment Agencies Association. Photo: Felix Wong

More quarantine hotel rooms needed for arriving domestic workers as manpower shortage could weaken Hong Kong’s economic recovery, labour chief says

  • Some residents could be forced to quit jobs to provide care for family members that helpers usually handled, Law Chi-kwong says
  • Number of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong has dropped from about 400,000 to 350,000 during pandemic, he notes

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More that 4,000 foreign domestic helpers are waiting to come to Hong Kong, according to Cheung Kit-man, chairman of the Hong Kong Employment Agencies Association. Photo: Felix Wong
More that 4,000 foreign domestic helpers are waiting to come to Hong Kong, according to Cheung Kit-man, chairman of the Hong Kong Employment Agencies Association. Photo: Felix Wong
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