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Mong Kok Job Expo – Building a Multi-culture Workplace (About 5,600 vacancies on offer)
The Labour Department will hold the Mong Kok Job Expo at the MacPherson Stadium in Mong Kok on 14-15 March, 11:00-17:30 [Last admission at 17:00]. Over 100 employers and training bodies will conduct on-the-spot recruitment and introduce training courses, offering about 5,600 vacancies for job seekers with diversified cultural backgrounds.

Mong Kok Job Expo – Building a Multi-culture Workplace (About 5,600 vacancies on offer)

Mong Kok Job Expo – Building a Multi-culture Workplace (About 5,600 vacancies on offer)
 

YETP Micro Movie “Seize the Second”

YETP Micro Movie “Seize the Second”
YETP and Radio 2 of Radio Television Hong Kong jointly produced a micro movie entitled “Seize the Second”. The micro movie is adapted from the stage drama of the same name, which features on the encouraging stories of four YETP trainees. The Micro Movie Premiere has been held earlier and the movie will be re-screened in the sky cinema on 22 February. Let’s take a look at the Gala Premiere and keep track of the move of the micro movie!
YETP Micro Movie “Seize the Second”
 
Education & Careers Expo
The Labour Department will participate in the “Education & Careers Expo 2017” (Booth 1D-17) to be held on 23-26 February 2017 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Apart from local employment information, information on Mainland employment and the Working Holiday Scheme will be provided to assist job seekers, in particular young people, to broaden their horizon and look for career opportunities outside Hong Kong.

Education & Careers Expo

Education & Careers Expo
 

More about Statutory Minimum Wage

Statutory Minimum Wage
The Chief Executive in Council has adopted the recommendation of the Minimum Wage Commission to raise the Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) rate from its prevailing level of $32.5 per hour to $34.5 per hour. Subject to approval by the Legislative Council, the revised SMW rate will come into force on 1 May 2017…
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Employment Agencies Portal (http://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk)
The Labour Department has launched the Employment Agencies Portal providing information related to regulation of employment agencies (EAs). Users can also check if an EA has a valid licence by the built-in search function.

Employment Agencies Portal (http://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk)

Employment Agencies Portal (http://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk)
 

Code of Practice for Employment Agencies

Code of Practice for Employment Agencies
To promote professionalism and quality service in the employment agency industry, the Labour Department has promulgated the Code of Practice for Employment Agencies for compliance by the industry.
Code of Practice for Employment Agencies
 
Higher Education Employment Information e-Platform (http://www.hee.gov.hk)
The Labour Department launched the "Higher Education Employment Information e-Platform" to provide degree holders with employment related information and a job search channel so as to strengthen employment support for them.

Higher Education Employment Information e-Platform

Higher Education Employment Information e-Platform
 

Website on Working Holiday Scheme

Website on Working Holiday Scheme (http://www.whs.gov.hk)
The Labour Department has launched a new dedicated website on Working Holiday Scheme, providing comprehensive information as well as useful tips and experience shared by previous working holidaymakers.
Website on Working Holiday Scheme
 
Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2016/2017
The Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2016/2017 Award Presentation Ceremony cum Fun Day will be held on 19 March 2017. All people are welcome to join…

Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2016/2017

Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2016/2017
 

Safety Quiz Competition

Construction Industry Safety Award Scheme 2016/2017
The answers and results of Safety Quiz Competition (Chinese version only)……
Safety Quiz Competition
 
Website on Foreign Domestic Helpers (www.fdh.labour.gov.hk)
To facilitate Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs), their employers as well as the public to access to information such as the policy and labour legislation relating to the employment of FDHs, Labour Department has launched a dedicated website……

Website on Foreign Domestic Helpers (www.fdh.labour.gov.hk)

Website on Foreign Domestic Helpers (www.fdh.labour.gov.hk)
 
Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases

Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases
The levels of compensation under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance, the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance and the Occupational Deafness (Compensation) Ordinance have been increased with effect from 5 March 2015 …

Compensation Levels Increased for Work Injuries and Occupational Diseases

 
Statutory Paternity Leave commenced on 27 February 2015
The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 on statutory paternity leave commenced on 27 February 2015. Male employees with child born on or after 27 February 2015 are entitled to 3 days’ paid paternity leave to be taken consecutively or separately for each confinement of their spouse/partner if they fulfil other requirements as stipulated in the law.
Statutory Paternity Leave commenced on 27 February 2015
Statutory Paternity Leave will commence on 27 February 2015
 
More about Standard Working Hours Committee

Standard Working Hours Committee
The Standard Working Hours Committee (SWHC) is a consultative body to advise on standard working hours and related issues. SWHC submitted its report to the Chief Executive in January 2017.
 

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New videos on successful employment of people with disabilities
To enhance public awareness of the working abilities of people with disabilities, the Selective Placement Division has produced a brand new series of videos ...

New videos on successful employment of people with disabilities



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Minimum Wage Reference Calculator

Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
Facilitating employers and employees in computing minimum wage ...
 

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Progress Report on
Construction Safety Forum
(Traditional Chinese Version Only)

Progress Report on 
Construction Safety Forum


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Report on Construction Safety Forum

Report on Construction Safety Forum
(Traditional Chinese Version Only)

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Topical Issues
+ Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme
+ Work Safety Alert
+ Systemic Safety Alert
+ Statutory Minimum Wage
+ Minimum Wage Reference Calculator
+ Employment Programme for the Middle-aged
+ Portable Residual Current Device Sponsorship Scheme for SMEs (Traditional Chinese Version Only)
Useful Information
+ Guidelines on Safe Use of Lifting Frames and Launching Girders for Bridge Construction (PDF)
+ Information for Repair, Maintenance, Alteration and Addition (RMAA) Works (PDF)
+ Employers Must Take out Employees’ Compensation Insurance
+ Latest Labour Market Situation
+ Statutory Holidays for 2017
+ Statutory Holidays for 2016
+ Monthly Highlight of Job Seekers with Disabilities
+ Prepare Work Arrangements in times of Typhoons and Rainstorms Promptly (PDF)
+ Guidelines for Notification of Your Workplace (Notification Form)(PDF)
+

Lists of Typical Courses in Occupational Safety and Health accepted as Continuing Professional Development Programmes

Publications
+ Labour Department Annual Report 2015
More about Publications
Other Activities
Mong Kok Job Expo (About 5,600 vacancies on offer)
+ 14-15 March
Education & Careers Expo
+ 23-26 February 2017
CIC Seminar
Safety of Lift Shaft Works (Volume 4 – Builders’ Lift within Lift Shaft)
+ 11.1.2017 (PDF)
Occupational Health Talk (conducted in Chinese)
+ 2.2017 (PDF)
+ 3.2017 (PDF)
Construction Safety Week
+ details>>
Latest Amendments to Labour Laws
+ 3 September 2015 has been designated as an additional Statutory Holiday and General Holiday
+ Key features of the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 on statutory paternity leave
+ Raising the Levels of Compensation under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance, the Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma (Compensation) Ordinance and the Occupational Deafness (Compensation) Ordinance
+ Summary of Major Amendments made under the Protection of Wages on Insolvency (Amendment) Ordinance 2012
+ Commencement of the Second Phase Certification Requirement of the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Loadshifting Machinery) Regulation
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance and the General Holidays Ordinance made under the General Holidays and Employment Legislation (Substitution of Holidays) (Amendment) Ordinance 2011
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance made under the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2010
+ Amendments under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance to recognise certification given by Chinese medicine practitioners
+ Summary of Major Amendments made under the Pneumoconiosis (Compensation) (Amendment) Ordinance 2008
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance made under the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2007 (PDF)
+ Summary of Major Amendments to the Employment Ordinance made under the Certification for Employee Benefits (Chinese Medicine)(Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2006 (PDF)
+ Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Loadshifting Machinery) Regulation
+ The maximum penalty for wage offences has been raised
+ The Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Gas Welding and Flame Cutting) Regulation has come into full operation on 1 March 2004
+ Amendments to the Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations and three other regulations
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