The post-pandemic workforce is changing as independent contractors and full-time employees demand more flexible hours or remote working. Payroll and compliance provider Deel, which set up operations in Hong Kong earlier this year, is a one-stop platform for global hiring, payroll and compliance, collaborating with partners including co-working space WeWork, cloud-based accounting software firm Xero, and information technology consultants Hofy to localise compliance and payments.
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 31st HKTDC Education & Careers Expo ran for four days late last month at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The expo ran in parallel with three other HKTDC events – the Hong Kong Book Fair, Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks.
Hong Kong is forever changing and adapting as China, East Asia and the rest of the world move forward. The city’s people, especially the young, need to continually upgrade their skills and knowledge bases to match.
This month, one of the Hong Kong’s longest-running and most popular cultural events is officially part of celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region – and is also the first major event to open to the general public following the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.
The 31st HKTDC Education and Careers Expo offers people of all ages a chance to find out how to acquire knowledge and skills, as well as put their learning into practice. On the jobs side, the expo features the Careers and Recruitment Square zones as well as the Youth Zone where exhibitors reach out to youngsters with bright ideas, comprehensive information and innovative programmes on internships, overseas work experience and career planning. Education exhibitors are divided into the Continuing Education, Local Studies and Overseas & Mainland China Education zones.
Employment prospects in Hong Kong are looking up as 2022 begins, with robust hiring activity expected in the first quarter. The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey – a comprehensive, forward-looking employment survey used globally as a key economic indicator – gave this optimistic outlook. Lancy Chui, Senior Vice President at ManpowerGroup Greater China Limited, interprets the findings.
The 31st edition of the expo provides a valuable platform for educational institutions, government departments and private enterprises to communicate directly with the public by disseminating up-to-date information on further studies and career opportunities. The expo will have theme days to highlight career and education opportunities while the venue will have themed zones including a Career Zone and Recruitment Square.
The COVID-19 pandemic has fast-forwarded technology-driven transformation across the globe and many commentators have said since much technology work can be done anywhere geographically, technology hubs are declining in importance.
In its 30th edition, this platform for education institutions, government departments and private enterprises to communicate directly with the public by disseminating up-to-date information on further studies and career opportunities.
The 30th edition of the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo offers education and employment opportunities for people at all levels of education and employment, including those about to launch careers or seeking a career change.