ESSENTIAL FACTS ON EMPLOYMENT/ OPPORTUNITIES

  1. People who seeking new challenges abroad, Hong Kong has long been a popular expat destination.
  2. While the recent economic downturn and increasing numbers of well-qualified local graduates has led to a more competitive job market, the number of expats working in Hong Kong remains high.

WORK IN HONG KONG: BENEFITS

  • There are many benefits to working in this colourful, dynamic city:
  • An international lifestyle

Hong Kong has a population of almost 7 million, with a workforce of some 3.5 million. • • This is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, with ample restaurants and a great nightlife. It’s also a shopper’s paradise.

  • Residents enjoy both eastern and western culture, along with arts centres, museums and libraries. There’s also a popular annual Arts Festival and year-round cultural events featuring top performers from around the world.

WORK IN HONG KONG: ESSENTIAL FACTS ON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPATS

  1. Work in Hong Kong, Unrivaled location and world class infrastructure
  2. For those seeking new challenges abroad, Hong Kong has long been a popular expat destination.
  3. While the recent economic downturn and increasing numbers of well-qualified local graduates has led to a more competitive job market, the number of expats working in Hong Kong remains high.

 

WHICH JOB FUNCTIONS /  INDUSTRIES ARE THE MOST IN DEMAND :

There are certain industries where some skill sets are in short supply – and while many expats still work in the financial sector, others are increasingly being employed in rapidly developing areas of business. With one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region, there are numerous opportunities for expats in niches like IT, digital advertising, HR and the legal sphere.

Investment banks, in particular, continue to entice many to work in Hong Kong – although lucrative expat packages are becoming increasingly rare, aside from those employed to senior positions.

Top in-demand jobs in Hong Kong  for 2019 include:

Accounting & finance

– Finance business partners

– Treasury

– Internal audit & control

 

Sales & marketing

– Sales/business development

– Digital marketing

– Brand manager

 

Financial services

– Compliance/anti-money laundering

– Regulatory reporting

– Internal audit/operational risk

Many more….

 

TYPES OF COMPANIES RECRUIT INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES :

Multinational companies with a pan-Asian presence are the most likely to recruit international candidates for jobs in Hong Kong – but increasingly, they tend to recruit foreign candidates only if they cannot find enough qualified local candidates, or for certain niche roles.

 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Fluency in written and spoken Mandarin and English is an advantage – though in many industries (such as banking & financial services and legal), business is generally conducted in English.

 

WORK IN HONG KONG: BENEFITS

There are many benefits to working in this colorful, dynamic city:

 

  1. An international lifestyle

Hong Kong has a population of almost 7 million, with a workforce of some 3.5 million. 2. This is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, with ample restaurants and a great nightlife. It’s also a shopper’s paradise.

  1. Residents enjoy both eastern and western culture, along with arts centres, museums and libraries. There’s also a popular annual Arts Festival and year-round cultural events featuring top performers from around the world.
  2. An unrivaled location

Hong Kong has a prime location at the geographical and economic centre of Asia. Businesses have fast and easy access to all the major markets in the Asia Pacific region.

  1. Hong Kong is also well positioned to benefit from rapid growth in the immense mainland Chinese market. China’s entry to the World, which really makes it unique.

 

WORK IN HONG KONG: HOUSING AND ACCOMMODATION

Housing in Hong Kong can be expensive, and living space comes at a premium. However, the choice of accommodation is wide, ranging from luxury high-rise flats in the heart of the city, to detached villas in the rural New Territories.

 

 

Eligibility Criteria For Work :

 

Applicants who are not non-local graduates but possess special skills, knowledge or experience of value to and not readily available in the HKSAR may apply to come to work.