Part-time job vacancies for university graduates were up 69.8 percent in Hong Kong in the year to date, compared to the first five months of 2014, according to a report.
As of May 6, as many as 2,227 employers has offered 41,967 full-time and part-time job positions to university graduates through the Joint Institutions Job Information System (JIJIS), a one-stop online job information system for employers and university students in the city, Ming Pao Daily reported.
The overall job vacancies, including both full-time and part-time positions, advertised represent an increase of 20.6 percent over the previous year.
However, full-time job vacancies were down 16.1 percent at 16,704, according to report.
Vacancies for librarians or assistants fell the most, with a 72 percent decline, followed by those for customer services in retail, hotel and tourism industries (54.7 percent), it said.
Job opportunities in the education sector increased most with a rise of 29.4 percent. It was followed by the research sector, which saw an increase of 26.7 percent in job vacancies.
Alexa Chow Yee-ping, managing director of AMAC Human Resources Consultants, attributed the rise in part-time jobs to the tendency of some graduates to opt for such work as they don’t have to be bread-winners for their families.
Besides, employers in technology and design sectors usually offer part-time or contracted positions.
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