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270 COVID-19 cases recorded

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 270 additional COVID-19 cases, of which 116 were detected by nucleic acid tests and 154 were identified via rapid antigen tests.   Among the new cases, 31 are imported while the rest are locally infected.   Since the onset of the fifth wave of the epidemic, 1,199,227 people have contracted the virus. One more patient passed away, bringing the total number of deaths in the fifth wave to 9,163.   Moreover, the Hospital Authority announced that a staff member of Haven of Hope Hospital’s catering department tested positive through a rapid antigen test on Thursday. Contact tracing revealed that four more employees from the same department who had dined or stayed in the same accommodation as the patient had also caught COVID-19. These four staff and seven other staff who have been identified as close contacts will be quarantined.   As a precautionary measure, the hospital’s catering department has temporarily suspended o

Job fair for mature people this week

The Labour Department will hold its Job Fair for Middle-aged & Elderly Employment at MacPherson Stadium in Mong Kok on November 25 and 26 to provide more than 3,400 vacancies from about 62 organisations.   Around 31 organisations will participate in the job fair each day and conduct recruitment activities there. Most of the vacancies are suitable for more mature job seekers.   The vacancies cover a wide variety of positions including cinema or estate customer service officer, construction site testing technician, health worker, personal care worker, shop assistant, catering industry manager, clerk, security guard, driver, storekeeper, technician, cook, baker, packer and hospital contract operation assistant.   Around 80% of them are full-time jobs, mostly offering monthly salaries ranging from $11,000 to $19,000.   Among the vacancies, about 98% require a Secondary 6 education level or below and about 70% are open to people without relevant work experience.   The job fair will be held from 11am to 5.30pm with free admission, during which job seekers can submit applications and may be selected for on-the-spot interviews.  
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