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HK has multi-pronged digital strategy

The digital economy has clearly emerged as a new driving force for global economic development. From digital payments to generative AI (artificial intelligence), data are rapidly changing how businesses operate and thrive, how cities are managed – and,  ultimately, how we work, learn and live.   Our country is a leader in this respect. Latest estimates suggest that on the Mainland, the scale of the digital economy surpassed 50 trillion renminbi in 2023, accounting for over 40% of our country’s GDP (gross domestic product). Indeed, it is an important component of “new quality productive forces” highlighted by President Xi Jinping. In the Government Work Report delivered by Premier Li Qiang at the recent “Two Sessions” in Beijing, advancing the innovative development of the digital economy is a priority task of the country.   HK charting its course In Hong Kong, we know that in the domain of the digital economy, the landscape is complex and rapidly evolving. Competition among c

Job fair to be held this week

The Labour Department will hold a large-scale job fair at MacPherson Stadium in Mong Kok on March 8 and 9 to provide over 4,000 vacancies from various industries for job seekers.   Around 30 organisations will set up booths and conduct recruitment on the spot each day. More than 2,400 vacancies come from catering, retail and hotel industries.   The vacancies cover the positions of baker, accounting officer, instructor, technician, customer services officer, cook, assistant concierge, management trainee, assistant safety officer and security guard.   Around 81% of them are full-time jobs. Most vacancies offer monthly salaries ranging from $11,000 to $22,000.   Among the vacancies, about 97% require a Secondary 6 education level or below and about 58% are open to people without relevant work experience.   The job fair will be held from 11am to 5.30pm at MacPherson Stadium with free admission, during which job seekers can submit job applications and may be selected for on-the-spot interviews.   Click here for details.

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