1,100 jobs on offer at Youth Career Expo tomorrow and on Sunday Link copied
Most vacancies are in leisure and tourism, retail, finance, information technology and electrical and mechanical engineering.
More than 1,100 jobs are on offer at this year’s Youth Career Expo – themed Youth Employment Starts Now – which will take place tomorrow and on Sunday at The Venetian’s Milan Ballroom.
Labour Affairs Bureau’s (DSAL) Employment Department Chief Lei Lai Keng said that 20 job seeker seminars will be held during the expo.
Lei noted that 75 companies and organisations will participate in the expo, including eight enterprises from mainland China, while the remainder are local companies and organisations, covering a wide range of industries and sectors, with over 1,100 vacancies on offer. She urged young job seekers to take their curriculum vitae, academic qualifications and skills certificates to the expo and apply for a job.
Concerning the online platform for job applications launched by the bureau last month, Lei said that around 856 applicants have submitted their curriculum vitae so far, with 375 having been interviewed by companies, involving 513 jobs.
Lei noted that the bureau had received 1,197 applications for appointments at the expo, while 1,027 youths have registered to attend the seminars. Lei said she expected nearly 3,000 young people to attend the expo over the weekend.
More than 70 per cent of the vacancies are being provided by companies in sectors such as leisure and tourism, retail, finance, information technology, and electrical and mechanical engineering.
A youth career service area will be set up to provide a full range of employment support services for young job seekers, such as mock job interview workshops, CV writing skills workshops and youth entrepreneurship support services.
In addition, personal career planning services will be provided by the participating youth associations, to assist young people who are preparing for further education and college enrolment in exploring their potential career interests through analysis and guidance.
In order to strengthen youngsters’ understanding of the labour market and entrepreneurship environment in mainland China, a Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin area will be set up at the expo in conjunction with government entities and companies from the zone. The companies involved in sci-tech, finance, and health will provide more than 70 vacancies.
Lei said that the number of people who had made appointments to participate in the bureau’s various job-matching sessions had so far exceeded the actual attendance.
She pointed out that in the worst cases only half of the people who had made appointments finally showed up for the matching sessions. Lei underlined that if job seekers were willing to attend the matching sessions, their success rate would be high – about 50 per cent.
With the resumption of mainland China’s tour groups to Macao and the renewed granting of e-visas, the bureau’s future job matching sessions will be more focused on the retail sector selling luxury goods and fashion items, Lei said, adding that a seminar was held last month to train job seekers on sales skills.
Lei also said that the bureau will work with different associations to enhance job seekers’ basic skills, such as a basic knowledge of English, to help them get on in their future jobs, The Macau Post Daily reported.