HK PLAN TO RECRUIT OVERSEAS WORKERS TO TACKLE AGE CRISIS DIVIDES HR COMMUNITY

LOCAL human resources experts have given a cautious welcome to a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) plan to attract more foreign labour as part of a solution to dealing with its ageing workforce, but warned further measures are needed to tackle the problem long term. On February 28th, presenting the country’s national budget, Hong Kong financial secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said: “A shortage of workforce and talent has also impeded the economic development and competitiveness of Hong Kong.” To remedy this, “increasing imported labour in a timely ...


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