About 2 500 vacancies on offer at Job Fair for Middle-aged and Elderly Employment

     The Labour Department will hold a large-scale job fair at Yau Tong Community Hall on September 22 and 23.

     With the theme of "Middle-aged and Elderly Employment", the job fair aims to enhance the employment opportunities of mature job seekers. A total of 46 organisations, mainly from the catering, retail and business services industries, offering about 2 500 vacancies, will participate at the fair. Participating organisations will set up counters and conduct on-the-spot recruitment.

     The vacancies offered cover a wide variety of positions such as clerk, Chinese medicine dispenser, customer service ambassador, domestic helper, shop assistant, cinema staff, cook, waiter/waitress, security guard, technician, driver, cleaner and more. Job seekers can find more information on the department's Interactive Employment Service website (www.jobs.gov.hk).

     Around 70 per cent of the vacancies are full-time jobs, most of which offer monthly salaries ranging from $8,000 to $16,000. The remaining 30 per cent of the vacancies are part-time jobs, with more flexible working hours. About 97 per cent of the vacancies require a Secondary Six education level or below. Around 75 per cent are open to job seekers who may lack relevant experience.

     Job seekers can submit applications on the spot and may be selected for on-site interviews. They can also register for employment services at the Labour Department's counter.

     The job fair will be held from 11am to 5.30pm at Yau Tong Community Hall, 38 Ko Chiu Road, Yau Tong, Kowloon. Admission is free.

Ends/Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:00