Date of sitting: 6 March 2002
Asked by: Hon YEUNG Yiu-chung
Replied by: SEM
At the job centres of the Labour Department ("LD"), job seekers can register their applications for vacancies in the Mainland. It is learnt that LD is designing a new website to provide more information to Hong Kong residents who intend to look for jobs in the Mainland. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:
of the reasons for not yet implementing the abovof the number of vacancies in the Mainland registered with LD over the past five years, and the trades that offered most of these posts;
According to the registration records of the Labour Department (LD) in 1999, 2000 and 2001, there were 1 160, 1 018 and 972 vacancies respectively put up by Hong Kong employers which required their local employees to travel to or work in the Mainland. These vacancies mainly came from the electronics manufacturing industry and import/export trades. Figures for the years before 1999 are not available.