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2021/01/08

HKGCC Members Back GBA Youth Employment Scheme
   

For Immediate Release

The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce announced today that HKGCC member companies have offered to create around 300 positions under the Government’s “Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme,” to help Hong Kong’s fresh graduates gain valuable experience living and working in the GBA, one of the world’s fastest-growing and most dynamic regions.

The initiative is in support of the Government’s “Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme,” announced in the Chief Executive’s Policy Address. The Government will give companies up to HK$10,000 per month for every fresh local graduate they hire to work in the GBA for up to 18 months.

“Hong Kong has some amazing young talent, and the GBA boasts some of the world’s most innovative industries. This scheme will bring the two together, helping tomorrow’s business leaders expand their experience and horizons as they take their first career steps,” said Peter Wong, Chairman of HKGCC.

Under the Government’s scheme, a total of 2,000 positions will be subsidized, 700 of which will be in the innovation and technology sectors. Participating companies must have operations both in Hong Kong and across the border, and must station graduates in the GBA to receive on-the-job training. Companies must pay fresh graduates at least HK$18,000, and the Government will subsidise HK$10,000.

“Many of our members have operations here in the GBA, so they are in a unique position to support this forward-thinking initiative. In fact, our members are keen to help Hong Kong youngsters gain exposure to GBA markets which are only going to become more integrated as time passes. We believe the scheme will benefit both fresh graduates and companies,” said Wong.

HKGCC members are very supportive of programmes designed to help Hong Kong youth. For the past 20 years, the Chamber’s Business-School Partnership Programme has provided a platform for secondary students to gain a deeper understanding of the commercial world. More recently, HKGCC’s Business Case Competition, now in its second year, allows university students to test their creativity and knowledge as well as work with some of Hong Kong’s leading businesses.

 

Following is a list of companies that have already confirmed to join the scheme as of 8 January 2021. Additional companies will be added until the quota has been filled:

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

CK Group

Chevalier International Holdings Ltd

John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd

CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd

Newpower International (Holdings) Co Ltd

Jardine Matheson Ltd

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd

Ernst & Young

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Alipay Payment Services (HK) Ltd

Sino Land Company Limited

NEC Hong Kong Ltd

UMP Healthcare Holdings Ltd

NWS Holdings Ltd

Toppan Merrill Ltd

Star Lite (HK) Ltd

Ho & Partners Architects Engineers & Development Consultants Ltd

Citibank N A Hong Kong

Leadsky International Enterprise Ltd

Censpot Trading Corporation Ltd

Schneider Electric (Hong Kong) Ltd

Gateway Group Ltd

Mitsubishi Corporation (HK) Ltd

Greater Bay Business School Ltd

Wong & Cheng Consulting Engineers Ltd

Value Partners Group Ltd

Success Grand Environmental Ltd

Benoy Ltd

Pacific Tiger Group Ltd

Boncafé (Hong Kong) Ltd

 

 


Media inquiries: Please contact Mr German Cheung at 2823-1297 / german@chamber.org.hk 

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