Steady growth is forecast for sectors such as information and communications. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong may need an extra 250,000 workers within 8 years – but where will they come from?

  • Staffing requirements are projected to increase from 3.61 million in 2017 to 3.74 million in 2027
  • Pro-business lawmaker says report makes a strong case for importing workers
Topic |   Hong Kong economy

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Steady growth is forecast for sectors such as information and communications. Photo: AFP
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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

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
Topic |   Education

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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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