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Government launches regularised Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme
     The Government announced today (March 1) the launch of the regularised Greater Bay Area (GBA) Youth Employment Scheme, and enterprises can submit job vacancies starting from today to employ Hong Kong young people to work in the GBA Mainland cities. 

     The GBA Youth Employment Scheme is an important initiative of the Government to foster the career development of young people. The Government launched the pilot scheme in January 2021, and received favourable feedback from the participating enterprises and young people. In his Policy Address last year, the Chief Executive announced the regularisation of the scheme to encourage more enterprises to offer jobs and support young people to work in the GBA Mainland cities, so as to foster their career development and the exchange of talent in the GBA.

     Enterprises with businesses in both Hong Kong and the GBA Mainland cities are eligible to join the regularised scheme. Participating enterprises shall employ eligible graduates in accordance with Hong Kong laws, offer them a monthly salary of not less than HK$18,000 and station them in the GBA Mainland cities to work and receive on-the-job training. The Government will grant a monthly allowance of HK$10,000 to enterprises for each graduate employed up to 18 months. Enterprises can submit job vacancies through the scheme website (www.jobs.gov.hk/gbayes) from today.

     Young people participating in the scheme should be Hong Kong residents lawfully employable in Hong Kong and awarded bachelor's degrees or above from 2021 to 2023. Job vacancies under the scheme, upon the Labour Department's vetting, will be uploaded to the scheme website starting from March 20 for the graduates to apply. The employed graduates and enterprises may forthwith agree on the effective dates of employment contracts. The deadline for graduates to apply for job vacancies under the scheme will fall on September 30. For details of the scheme, please visit the scheme website or call the hotline 2969 0460/2969 0446.
Ends/Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Issued at HKT 11:00
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