Employment and Economic Development

December 22, 2021

Sustaining Sports Development by Strengthening its Industry

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 66 Economics Sustaining Sports Development by Strengthening its Industry   Hong Kong athletes have performed very well in recent years. Historically, athletes from the Hong Kong team won 1 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze medals[1] in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and 2 silvers and 3 bronzes[2] in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which made the public very excited. However, in terms of public participation in sports, multiple surveys have shown that the physical activity level of Hong Kong’s population is insufficient. The proportion of those who can meet the World Health Organization physical activity standard […]
August 2, 2021

Navigating Career Opportunities for Young People

Youth I.D.E.A.S. 62 Economics Navigating Career Opportunities for Young People 1 August, 2021   The employment situation of Hong Kong’s young people has been drawing public attention. It is worth looking at how young people’s employment opportunities can be opened up so that their career development choices can be broadened in order to cope with future economic development trends.   Hong Kong is an important financial centre and commercial hub in the world, attracting enterprises of different capital backgrounds. Among them, enterprises from mainland China have been gradually increasing since the 1980s. In recent years, investments from mainland China have […]
March 15, 2021

Tackling Hong Kong’s Brain Drain

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 58 Economics Tackling Hong Kong’s Brain Drain 14 March, 2021     A talent cluster is one of the key elements in promoting economic growth and social development. Human resources have been the most important asset of Hong Kong in this respect. According to the Report on Manpower Projection to 2027 released by the Labour and Welfare Bureau, the labour force of Hong Kong continues to decline but the overall workforce demand continues to rise. The demand for workers with a bachelor’s degree or above will have increased by 310,000 by 2027, leading to a shortage of […]
November 2, 2020

Opportunities for Youth Employment Amid the Pandemic

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 54 Economic Department Opportunities for Youth Employment Amid the Pandemic 2 November, 2020   Since the COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong in late January 2020, the HKSAR government has introduced a number of measures to reduce social contact and cross-border travel in order to control the spread of the virus. However, these measures have hit the economy and employment hard. As a result, the labour market has been deteriorating since February 2020.   According to the Census and Statistics Department,[1] the overall unemployment rate reached 6.4% for the period July–September 2020, while the overall underemployment rate reached […]
July 3, 2020

Facilitating Young People’s Access to Financial Services through Virtual Banking

Youth I.D.E.A.S. 51 Economic Development Facilitating Young People’s Access to Financial Services through Virtual Banking 3 July 2020     According to a Business Insider research service report, the total value of all the world’s virtual banks equalled USD 18.6 billion in 2018, with 26 million users and 50 million accounts. It is expected that the growth of virtual banks is rapid and the total value will increase to USD 63 billion in 2024, with 98 million users and 187 million accounts[1].   The Hong Kong Monetary Authority published a revised set of guidelines on the authorisation of virtual banks […]
October 31, 2019

Enriching the Experiences of Working Youth through Overseas Exposures

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 47 Employment and Economics Development Enriching the Experiences of Working Youth through Overseas Exposures 31 September, 2019     Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city that bridges east and west. It is also an international trade and financial centre. According to the Census and Statistics Department, 9,040 businesses with overseas parent companies are located here and employ 493,000 people. These businesses cover major industries such as trade, wholesale, retail, finance, and professional and business services.[1] Staff with overseas experience are needed for the daily operation of these businesses as well as for their future overseas expansion.   […]
June 27, 2019

Attracting Diverse Young Talents to Hong Kong

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 43 Employment and Economics Development Attracting Diverse Young Talents to Hong Kong 27 June, 2019     The Census and Statistics Department has estimated that the overall labour force participation rate in Hong Kong will decrease gradually from 59.2% in 2016 to 49.6% in 2066.[1] This figure reflects the fact that the labour force is gradually shrinking due to an aging population, a trend that may hinder Hong Kong’s overall economic development. Consequently, in its previous reports, the Employment and Economic Development Group of the Youth I.D.E.A.S. has discussed the issue of encouraging young-old people’s and women’s […]
February 26, 2019

Overcoming Career Challenges of Hong Kong Young People in the Greater Bay Area

Youth I.D.E.A.S. 39 Employment and Economic Development Overcoming Career Challenges of Hong Kong Young People in the Greater Bay Area 26 February, 2019     The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Greater Bay Area, GBA) comprises the nine municipalities of Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhaoqing, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Huizhou, Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Jiangmen in Guangdong Province and the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao (known as 9+2). Its total area is 55,904 km2 and the total population was 69.58 million in 2017. Both figures exceed those of the three other main Bay Areas in the World (New York Metropolitan Area, […]
October 30, 2018

Improving Incentives for Women’s Employment

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 35 Employment and Economic Development Improving Incentives for Women’s Employment 30 October, 2018     According to the Census and Statistics Department,[1] the overall labour force participation rate in Hong Kong will decrease gradually from 59.2% in 2016 to 49.6% in 2066. The figure reflects the fact that the labour force is gradually shrinking due to an aging population, a trend that might hinder Hong Kong’s overall economic development. Consequently, in its latest report, the Employment and Economic Development Group of the Youth I.D.E.A.S. has discussed the issue of encouraging young-olds’ employment as a means of alleviating […]