Thousands Offered the Chance to Take Charge of Their Careers with
Hong Kong International Airport
(HONG KONG – 26 August, 2011) – Employment seekers who are interested in working at the airport can explore over 6,000 openings across a wide variety of job types at the “Hong Kong International Airport Job Expo 2011”, starting from today.
Co-organised by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) and the Labour Department, the three-day career expo is being held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre until 28 August, offering job opportunities at around 60 aviation and airport companies.
Openings at the fair cover diverse job types at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) including flight attendants, cadet pilots, cleaning, construction, aircraft maintenance, airport security, retail sales, ground handling, landscaping, in-flight catering, fast food and many other aviation related sectors.
Officiating at the opening ceremony were Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of AAHK Stanley Hui Hon-chung and Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Employment Services) Tonia Leung So Suk-ching.
Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said, “This event underlines HKIA’s contribution to the local labour market, and future airport developments will bring about job opportunities.”
“The HKIA Master Plan 2030 concerns the long term development strategies of our airport. I hope the public will actively give their views during the ongoing public consultation exercise,” added Ms Cheng.
AAHK Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui Hon-chung said, “We are delighted to see such a large number of companies open their doors to recruitment at the same time to make this one of the biggest job fairs in the city. The aviation industry is continuously growing, so AAHK and the Labour Department jointly organise this job fair to help our business partners and airport community members find the right people to meet their business needs, as well as to provide an effective platform for those who want to work in the sector.”
“As one of the finest and busiest international aviation hubs in the world, HKIA’s extensive aviation network has not only contributed to the city’s economy, but it has also provided significant direct employment,” Mr Hui added. “Back in 1998, around 43,000 direct jobs were provided on the airport island. Today this figure is 65,000. If we include indirect and induced employment, the total number of people employed accounts for over 5% of the city’s working population.”
Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Employment Services) Tonia Leung So Suk-ching said, “What makes this job fair even more precious and commendable is that some participating companies will hold recruitment talks to provide more details about the sector and its career prospect to job-seekers, school leavers and students. This is of great help to them in planning their career development.”
Vacancies offered are suitable for job-seekers with varying degrees of experience and education. Of the jobs available, 60% are at the low-skilled and junior entry levels. Some only require education of Form Five or below, while some are open to those without any working experience. Monthly salaries range from a few thousand to over ten thousand dollars, depending on job type.
Meanwhile, in order to keep interested parties abreast of the latest information in the sector and help them have a better understanding of their career prospects, over 10 participating companies are holding more than 10 recruitment talks during the three-day job fair.
More information on the fair and its openings is available at AAHK’s dedicated website http://www.hongkongairport.com/jobexpo/2011/eng/.
(left to right) Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) Chief Executive Officer Stanley Hui Hon-chung, Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng and Assistant Commissioner for Labour (Employment Services) Tonia Leung So Suk-ching officiate at the opening ceremony for “HKIA Job Expo 2011”.
Mr Hui says AAHK and the Labour Department jointly organise this job fair in view of the continuous growth of the aviation industry.
Ms Cheng says the Job Expo underlines HKIA’s contribution to the local labour market, and the future airport developments will create job opportunities.
Mrs Leung says what makes the job fair more precious and commendable is that some participating companies will hold recruitment talks for job seekers, school leavers and students.
After the opening ceremony, Ms Cheng, Mrs Leung and Mr Hui tour around the Job Expo venue.
Many job-seekers come to the HKIA Job Expo for a chance to enter the aviation industry.
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