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Appendices

Chapter 5. Committee on Employment Services


5.1 Introduction
  In May 1976, a sub-committee of the Labour Advisory Board was appointed to advise the Commissioner for Labour on matters concerning the operation of the Employment Services Division of the Labour Department (LD).  The sub-committee was renamed the Committee on Employment Services (CES) in 1978 and its terms of reference were extended to cover the work of all divisions under the Employment Services Programme of LD.

5.2 Terms of Reference
  The committee is established to:

  • advise on the employment services provided by LD, including those for the able-bodied and people with disabilities, and the careers advisory service for young people;
  • advise on legislative provisions relating to the operation of employment agencies; and
  • advise on legislative provisions relating to the employment of local workers outside Hong Kong.

5.3 Composition
  Members of CES are appointed by the Commissioner for Labour.  The composition of the committee for the term 2011-2012 is as follows:

Chairman: To be appointed from the non-government sector
Members:
  • Two# employer representatives from the Labour Advisory Board
  • Two# employee representatives from the Labour Advisory Board
  • Two employer representatives from outside the Labour Advisory Board
  • Two employee representatives from outside the Labour Advisory Board
  • A representative of employers who make use of the employment services of LD
  • A representative of persons with disabilities who make use of the employment services of LD
  • Not more than two representatives nominated by employment agency associations
  • A representative nominated by the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters
  • A representative nominated by the Employees Retraining Board
  • A representative nominated by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management
  • A representative from one of the social partners of LD
  • A representative from a tertiary educational institution
  • Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Employment Services)
Secretary: A Labour Officer of LD

# Only one representative shall be appointed if the chairman has been appointed from this group.

The membership list of CES for the term 2011-2012 is at Appendix II.

5.4 Activities during the 2011-2012 Term
  During the 2011-2012 term, CES offered advice on the following employment services and programmes:

Employment services

CES offered advice on LD’s employment services to able-bodied job seekers, young people and persons with disabilities and recruitment services to employers.  CES also discussed and gave constructive views on the operation of various specialised employment programmes, including the Work Trial Scheme, the Pilot Employment Navigator Programme, and the Youth Pre-employment Training Programme and Youth Work Experience and Training Scheme, etc administered by LD for job seekers with employment difficulty.

One-stop employment and training centre

In December 2011, LD set up a pioneer one-stop employment and training centre named as Employment in One-stop (EOS) in Tin Shui Wai to streamline, integrate and enhance employment and training/retraining services of LD, the Social Welfare Department and the Employees Retraining Board.  CES noted that EOS had started operating smoothly and made suggestions on its operation.