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Students keen on part-time jobs
Staff Reporter
update on Friday, July 9, 2010

Sixty per cent of students in university and vocational training centres in Hong Kong are willing to work part-time, a survey has found. Canvassing 287 young people, a report by human resources service provider Adecco reveals that 42 per cent are willing to take temporary or contract jobs. The expected monthly salary of fresh graduates ranges from HK$10,000 to HK$12,000, while that for vocational training centre students lies from HK$8,000 to HK$10,000.

Costs involved in finding work

Finding a job in Beijing can be expensive, China Daily reports. Sun Jingli, director of the graduate school at China Foreign Affairs University, says most graduates spend about 4,000 yuan (HK$4,590) to 5,000 yuan looking for jobs. They spend the money on dressing up for interviews and paying for transport. 

Firewalking stint backfires on staff

A "motivation day" organised by an Italian real estate agency ended with nine staff treated in hospital after walking barefoot on a bed of hot coals. Motivational trainer Alessandro Di Priamo says firewalking helps people overcome fears, but the hotel near Rome, where the exercise was held, used the wrong kind of wood and artificial coal without him knowing. Reuters

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