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Hiring up 3 per cent in Hong Kong's private sector
Staff Reporter
update on Friday, September 24, 2010

Employment in the private sector has increased by 3 per cent, or 74,400 people, in June compared with a year earlier, according to the Census and Statistics Department. Hiring increased in almost all surveyed industries compared with a year earlier, including education, financing and insurance, and real estate. Manufacturing has seen a drop in hiring, however.

Beijingers willing to cycle to work

More than 80 per cent of Beijing's office workers are willing to commute to work by bicycle, China Daily reports. But they will not unless several prerequisites are met first, according to a report by China Mainland Marketing Research Company. These include the need for safe bicycle lanes that are not used by car drivers for parking and a more convenient and efficient bike-rental system, especially near subway stations. 

Online degrees viewed more favourably

Nearly 80 per cent of human-resources professionals in the United States have hired job applicants with an online degree in the past year, a new survey has found. According to a survey by eLearners.com and the Society for Human Resource Management, 87 per cent of HR professionals also reported that online degrees are viewed more favourably today than they were five years ago. The survey canvassed 449 HR professionals on the perception of online higher educational programmes and its graduates. Reuters

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