Buoyed by strong retail sales, employers in the consumer-goods sector are the most optimistic about hiring among those surveyed for the latest Hudson Report.
The quarterly poll found that 57 per cent of respondents from the industry plan to increase their permanent headcount during the first three months of the year. The figure is up 10 percentage points over the preceding quarter, and, according to the report, mainly stems from the large number of mainland shoppers who continue to visit Hong Kong.
"The revenue that these visitors bring in is huge," says James Carss, general manager for Hudson Hong Kong. "And it doesn't look likely to let up any time soon."
Asked about how the recent negative sentiment towards mainlanders - among some locals - might affect t