Recently, Hong Kong has suffered from the problem of labour surplus and high unemployment. Since Hong Kong enters the transitional period, issues related to human resources become increasingly complex. In the past, labour shortage is due in part to economic restructuring and also the inadequacy of central manpower planning. Government so far has failed to come up with a long-term plan in manpower development. In the long run, this failure is going to result in the lowering of the quality of manpower, and will give rise to problems of labour surplus in certain industries.In addition, Government has implemented the importation labour policy since 1989, It has created certain impacts to our labour market, and now the Government has to face the difficult (ask of providing both retraining and employment opportunity to the segment of surplus labour in our society. If the critical problem of surplus labour and high unemployment cannot be solved properly, Government will be strongly criticized by the public for implementing the importation labour policy. In response to this, the Governor in his 1995 Policy Address suggested replacing the General Labour Importation Scheme with a new Supplementary Labour Scheme, whereby the quota ceiling of imported workers will he reduced from 25,000 to 5,000. To maintain the competitiveness of Hong Kong's economy, labour importation is a necessary evil. However, the new scheme is not helpful to the present unemployment situation.
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Title of host publication||圖錄香港大趨勢1996|
|Place of Publication||香港|
|Number of pages||18|
|ISBN (Print)||9789620762253, 9620762258|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1997|