A new scheme, announced by Hong Kong authorities, will allow 7,000 carers to be imported to work at homes for the elderly. Photo: Dickson Lee
A new scheme, announced by Hong Kong authorities, will allow 7,000 carers to be imported to work at homes for the elderly. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong unveils new scheme to allow 7,000 carers to be imported to work in homes for the elderly

  • New plan aims to ease acute manpower shortage in sector and cut down processing time of applications from five months to two
  • Unionists not in favour of plan and suggest pay increases instead but care home operators welcome fast track scheme

A new scheme, announced by Hong Kong authorities, will allow 7,000 carers to be imported to work at homes for the elderly. Photo: Dickson Lee
A new scheme, announced by Hong Kong authorities, will allow 7,000 carers to be imported to work at homes for the elderly. Photo: Dickson Lee
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