Hong Kong: hiring slightly up in Q4 2017
According to the 2017 Q4 results of the Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey, Hong Kong employers report upbeat hiring plans.
With seasonal variations taken into account, Hong Kong's Net Employment Outlook is up 17%. Hiring prospects are the strongest reported in six years, improving two percentage points when compared with the previous quarter and five percentage points from one year ago. Twenty percent of the employers surveyed forecast an increase in staffing levels in Q4 2017.
Lancy Chui, Senior Vice President of Manpower Group, said, “The marketplace is showing signs of entering into a digitization era across different industries, transforming itself to be higher tech and data driven, stepping up to the increased global competitiveness by the development of financial technology. We are seeing employers bring in talents in the areas of data analysis, cloud computing, and apps development positions within the services sector”.