Employers raise demand and job seekers willing to work for 10% less
Translated by cici@AsianEU
Unions organized job fairs to provide about 1000 jobs in the retail sales industry
One after another company closing and corporate layoffs, unions held job fairs yesterday to provide 1000 retail and service jobs. Clothing chain stores taking part in this fair expressed that after financial tsunami hit, number of job seekers raised for 10 percent and their salaries ranged from 5000 to 15000 dollars, but there are employers who raised the entry requirements and hiring junior staff also required relevant experience. There are former U-RIGHT employees coming to the fair to look for work, and were worried that they could not find works with similar benefits, whereas some job-seekers will work for 10% less hoping to seek better positions.
11 retail and service companies involved in the recruitment to provide about 1000 jobs, part of which held on-the-spot interviews, and job vacancies ranging from salesman to manager. The organizers for the Unions expressed that as Christmas and New Year holiday is approaching, so is the increasing demand for retail staff, and they were hoping career fair will help those who were affected by recent companies closure employees.
A participating clothing chain store said it will expand its business next year, and is expected to employ 50 front-line staff. Former U-RIGHT employees have retail experiences, so they will give them priority when considering for hiring. In recent months, a marked increase in the number of job seekers, but this particular clothing store will not deliberately lower wages, but in return they have higher demand for job-seekers.
Former U-RIGHT employee, Miss Chan went to find a new job at the career fair yesterday, saying that it was harder to find jobs since a number of business closing down, so she plans to find a part-time job, "I'll observe the employment environment first before settling down for a job". Another former U-RIGHT employee Miss Lam said in the past up retail salesperson monthly salary is 7000 to 8000 dollars, and she worried about finding a new job with less benefit which would be difficult to cope with life's needs.
50-years-old Mr. Leung just lost his job a few days ago. He worked in engineering industry and he said frankly that he has no confidence in find work in his industry because of his age. So, he went to the career fair to collect information and plans to attend retraining courses to change job.
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