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Halloween Horrors! A Workforce Without Baby Boomers!

Hold on tight to your Baby Boomers! Adjusting your work place for millennials might be a serious waste of time. With so much talk in the human resources field about adapting the workplace for millennial employees, a recent Bloomberg article has shed some revealing light into the motivations of one of the world’s largest millennial labour forces, in China.

Part-time jobs in Hong Kong Jobable

Part-Time Jobs in Hong Kong

The most recent government publication stated that there were 158,800 workers employed in part-time jobs in Hong Kong. Of those, 37.4% worked part-time in order to take care of children, older people, or disabled and sick family members. The stereotype of part-time workers as being mainly underemployed and unable to find full-time opportunities simply no longer holds true. In fact, part-time jobs can be a great way to earn, learn or even change career path in the longer term.

A clerk counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of China Construction Bank in Nantong, Jiangsu province December 2, 2014. China stocks leapt on Tuesday, as a mainland rally gained fresh steam, with investors pouring into brokerages and banking shares, widening the valuation gap with Hong Kong shares. Bank of China Ltd, Agricultural Bank of China Ltd and China Construction Bank Corp were all up close to 5 percent in late afternoon trading.  REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR4GCH8

Taking Stock – Banking on the Bankers

Last week the SCMP reported that expat bankers are having to live on tighter housing budgets. This is because of the decreasing number of ‘expat’ packages which historically included a large housing allowance as part of the overall compensation package. Jones Lang LaSalle revealed that the number of finance and banking clients with corporate packages moving to Hong Kong through JLL has halved.

Pret in Hong Kong

Jobs with Flavour – Pret A Manger Hong Kong

Food & Beverage, Hospitality and Retail trades in Hong Kong account for over 20% of total employment in the city. These industries are driven by customer-facing staff serving our city’s residents as well as the millions of visitors that make their way here yearly. It is without a doubt that workers within these trades make up a large portion of Hong Kong’s GDP.

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How Minority Discrimination Impacts Hong Kong Employers

Research published by the South China Morning Post this week has found that less than 20% of job adverts listed by Hong Kong employers cater to non-Chinese speakers.Whilst the majority of Hong Kong citizens are ethnically Chinese, 6% are of non-Chinese descent. This equates to around 451,000 people being defined as ethnic minorities. Many of these individuals are unable to speak Cantonese.