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
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
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
Pacific Tiger Group Ltd
Boncafé (Hong Kong) Ltd