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Public Services Recruitment Day

The Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) of the Labour Department will organise the “Public Services Recruitment Day”. Labour Department will offer 14 on-the-job training vacancies, including Administrative Assistant and Employment Services Ambassador (General)(RCCI / RCRI), which do not require any related academic qualification or work experience. YETP trainees and interested young people may apply for the job and attend interview on-the-spot. Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for the first 6 months of employment. A 16GB USB memory stick will be offered on site to YETP Trainees and job seekers eligible for YETP. 1. Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for the first 6 months of employment. 2. Interested young people are advised to visit the aforementioned website for details, or call our hotline at 2382 1310 during office hours for enquiries and registration. Limited places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 3. If the Black Rainstorm Signal, Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, or “extreme conditions” is issued / announced to be issued within 3 hours before the start of the recruitment event, or any of the above signal/warning is still in force during the said period, the recruitment event will be cancelled.

Mitsubishi Elevator Hong Kong Company Limited Recruitment Day

The Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) of the Labour Department will organise the “Mitsubishi Elevator Hong Kong Company Limited Recruitment Day”. Mitsubishi Elevator Hong Kong Company Limited will offer 20 on-the-job training vacancies of Lift and Escalator Assistant Craftsman without requirements on related academic qualification or work experience. YETP trainees and interested young people may attend interview on-the-spot.Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for the first 12 months of employment. A 16GB USB memory stick will be offered on site to YETP Trainees and job seekers eligible for YETP. 1. Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for the first 12 months of employment. 2. Interested young people are advised to visit the aforementioned website for details, or call our hotline at 2382 1310 during office hours for enquiries and registration. Limited places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 3. If the Black Rainstorm Signal, Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, or “extreme conditions” is issued / announced to be issued within 3 hours before the start of the recruitment event, or any of the above signal/warning is still in force during the said period, the recruitment event will be cancelled.

Evolution Wellness Recruitment Day

The Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) of the Labour Department will organise the “Evolution Wellness Recruitment Day”. Evolution Wellness (Hong Kong) Limited will offer 21 on-the-job training vacancies, including Fitness Instructor, Customer Representative and Customer Service Officer, which do not require any related academic qualification or work experience. YETP trainees and interested young people may attend interview on-the-spot. Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for the first 6 or 9 months of employment, depends on job positions. A 16GB USB memory stick will be offered on site to YETP Trainees and job seekers eligible for YETP. 1. Successful applicants will undergo on-the-job training with pay for the first 6 months or 9 months of employment, depends on job positions. 2. Interested young people are advised to visit the aforementioned website for details, or call our hotline at 2382 1310 during office hours for enquiries and registration. Limited places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. 3. If the Black Rainstorm Signal, Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, or “extreme conditions” is issued / announced to be issued within 3 hours before the start of the recruitment event, or any of the above signal/warning is still in force during the said period, the recruitment event will be cancelled.

Think Big 2021 – Self-employment Experience Day

Programme Outline :If you are good at making handmade or creative products, have you ever thought of becoming a retail stall owner in a prosperous shopping mall, selling and promoting your self-employed products and services?Youth Employment Start (Y.E.S.) of Labour Department will organise “Think Big 2021 – Self-employment Experience Day” at Mira Place, Tsim Sha Tsui on 30 and 31 October 2021.Purposes :to provide learning and practice opportunities to young people who want to set up their own businesses for handmade and creative products but lack experience; to assist young entrepreneurs who have just started their businesses of handmade and creative products to extend client network and market as well as promote their services. Y.E.S will organise a training “Practical Know-how for Temporary Retail Stall Owners in Shopping Malls” for stall owners before the event. Training and consultation services can help stall owners to master both the knowledge and theories of the relevant marketing strategies before applying them to the actual businesses. After the event, business consultant will round up with participants their experience to create good basis for their future business paths.Target Participants and Notes for Application:Y.E.S. is inviting qualified young people to become stall owners of “Think Big 2021”. Applicants may participate in the programme on individual or team basis. Each team should comprise of not more than 4 persons. The team leader, i.e. the First Applicant, must be a Y.E.S. business member aged 18 to 29 and holder of a valid Business Registration Certificate (BRC). Successful applicants as selected by Y.E.S. will run their retail businesses at the temporary stalls set at Mira Place for two days with rents waived.

How to define myself as "employee" or "contractor or self-employed person"?

To avoid misunderstanding or dispute, the relevant persons should understand clearly their mode of cooperation according to their intention and clarify their identities, whether they are engaged as an employee or a contractor/self-employed person, before entering into a contract. This can safeguard mutual rights and benefits.Employees should note-  An employee should identify who his employer is before entering into an employment contract.- Before an employee considers changing his status to a contractor or self-employed person, he must cautiously assess the pros and cons involved, including the employment rights and benefits that he may lose in such a change.- An employer should not unilaterally change the status of his employee to a contractor or self-employed person without the consent of the employee.- A contractor or self-employed person should consider taking out a personal accident insurance policy with adequate coverage on his own. There is no one single conclusive test to distinguish an “employee” from a “contractor or self-employed person”. In differentiating these two identities, all relevant factors of the case should be taken into account. Please visit Labour Department website for more details. And the actual circumstances in each case are different, the final interpretation will rest with the court in case of a dispute. For the reference court cases, please click here for more details. If an employer fails to fulfil his obligations under the relevant legislation, the employee may call the Labour Department complaint hotline at 2815 2200 (information will be handled in confidence), or seek assistance in person at the offices of the Labour Relations Division of the Labour Department. For further enquiries about the differences between an “employee” and a “contractor or selfemployed person”, you may- Call the enquiry hotline: 2717 1771 (the hotline is handled by “1823”)- Visit the offices of the Labour Relations Division of the Labour Department (Click here for the addresses of the Offices)

Register for Job Alert!

Q: How to register the Job Alert? A: After successful Registration at the Interatcive Emplotment Service (iES) website, you can register for Job Alert service under "my home" to receive regular email notice which contains the most updated job vacancy information matching your job search criteria. Apart from that, you may use the employment services offered by the Labour Department. These include: - Save your job search criteria to receive a job list under "my home" which contains vacancies matching your job search criteria every time when you login iES website; - If you have chosen to receive information on employment services/ recruitment activities of the Labour Department upon registration, the system will notify you of such activities through e-mail or SMS. - Services of the Telephone Employment Service Centre [Telephone Hotline : 29690888]; - Employment services of the job centres throughout the territory;

Work Trial Scheme: Allowance provided for work trials?

Work Trial Scheme (the Scheme) aim to enhance the employability of job seekers who have difficulties in finding jobs through one-month (30 days) full-time or part-time work trial.The Scheme- Scheme participants will be arranged to work in real jobs for one month (30 days) offered by participating organisations.- During the work trial period, there is no employment relationship between the participant and the participating organisation.- Participating organisation should provide on-the-job training for the participant and appoint a mentor to coach the participant during the work trial period.- On completion of the one-month (30 days) full-time work trial, each participant will receive an allowance of up to $8,300 while the allowance for part-time work trial participant will be calculated at $49 per hour, of which $500 is contributed by the participating organisation.- The Labour Department will take out insurance for Scheme participants.Service sector is most supportiveFeedback from employers is encouraging. Among others, the service sector is most supportive towards the Scheme, followed by the import and export industry and the retail industry. As for the work trial posts offered, most of them are clerical support workers, elementary occupations and associate professionals. As at 31 December 2019, over 5,800 job seekers have been placed into work trials. Among those participants who have completed the one-month work trial, over 75% of them are offered employment. With effect from 1 May 2019, the amount of full-time work trial allowance has been increased from $7,600 to $8,300. The Scheme is also extended to cover part-time posts with the amount of part-time work trial allowance calculated at $49 per hour.For enquiries, please contact the Work Trial Scheme Co-ordinating Office hotline at 2152 2090 or visit the Labour Department website.

Susbcribe Hong Kong Public Holiday iCal 2021 to your electronic calendar!

The 12 statutory holidays for 2021 are:1. The first day of January - 1 January (Friday)2. Lunar New Year’s Day - 12 February (Friday)3. The second day of Lunar New Year - 13 February (Saturday)4. The fourth day of Lunar New Year - 15 February (Monday)5. Ching Ming Festival - 4 April (Sunday)6. Labour Day - 1 May (Saturday)7. Tuen Ng Festival - 14 June (Monday)8. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day - 1 July (Thursday)9. The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival - 22 September (Wednesday)10. National Day - 1 October (Friday)11. Chung Yeung Festival - 14 October (Thursday)12. *Chinese Winter Solstice Festival - 21 December (Tuesday) or Christmas Day - 25 December (Saturday)(*at the option of the employer)The third day of the Lunar New Year falls on a SundayAccording to the Employment Ordinance, when either Lunar New Year's Day, the second day of the Lunar New Year or the third day of the Lunar New Year falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of the Lunar New Year is designated as a statutory holiday in substitution. As the third day of Lunar New Year of 2021 falls on a Sunday, the fourth day of Lunar New Year will be designated as a statutory holiday. Please visit Labour Department website for more details. A statutory holiday is not equivalent to public holidayThe Employment Ordinance does not require an employer to grant leaves on public holidays to his/her employees.  In Hong Kong, in addition to Sundays, there are 17 public holidays, but the number of statutory holidays is only 12.  Public holidays such as Good Friday, the day following Good Friday, Easter Day, the Buddha's Birthday and the day following Christmas Day are not statutory holidays. Please click here for more details of statutory holidays and public holidays. >>>Click here to susbcribe Hong Kong Public Holiday iCal 2021 to your electronic calendar!