Hong Kong's employment market is steady heading into the new year, according to the quarterly Michael Page Employment Index.
Despite the nervousness in banking and finance, Hong Kong employers are expected to sustain their hiring activity over the coming months to complete another quarter of job growth, the index indicates.
Anthony Thompson, managing director of Michael Page International and Page Personnel, notes that with 37 per cent of companies saying that they plan to hire this quarter, employees ought to be satisfied.
"Though the 37 per cent of surveyed companies who plan to increase staff is lower than the 51 per cent in the same quarter last year, we are still seeing a positive environment," he says.
"The numbers [of available positions] we are seeing continue to be close to record levels," he adds.
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