People pass in front of a bare job recruitment notice board outside an industrial building in Kwun Tong on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee People pass in front of a bare job recruitment notice board outside an industrial building in Kwun Tong on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee
People pass in front of a bare job recruitment notice board outside an industrial building in Kwun Tong on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee

Coronavirus: with higher unemployment figures on the horizon, Hong Kong businesses are bracing for a gloomy start to 2021

  • Industry leaders are predicting almost across the board that unemployment in their sectors will get worse before it gets better
  • The already-reeling food and beverage sector is anticipating its jobless rate to climb to 18 per cent in the first quarter of the year

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People pass in front of a bare job recruitment notice board outside an industrial building in Kwun Tong on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee People pass in front of a bare job recruitment notice board outside an industrial building in Kwun Tong on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee
People pass in front of a bare job recruitment notice board outside an industrial building in Kwun Tong on Monday. Photo: Dickson Lee
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