Hong Kong’s tourism workers will be offered 2,000 vaccination-related jobs
Tourism workers in Hong Kong will be offered some 2,000 temporary jobs to help in administrative tasks across 24 community vaccination centres (CVCs), with the roles open to travel agents, tour guides, coach drivers, back-office and hotel staff.
This is part of Hong Kong’s Job Creation Scheme, which aims to create 30,000 temporary jobs in the public and private sectors over the next two years. The Hong Kong government has earmarked HK$6 billion (US$771.8 million) for the scheme in a bid to create more jobs.
So far, there are three types of job roles waiting to be filled: supervisors, assistant centre supervisors, and registration officers.
To recruit tourism workers into these roles, a dedicated company called the Tourism Industry CVC Administration Services has also been set up. It will receive a HK$2 million (US$0.26 million) subsidy from the government.
Currently, manpower from various public sector departments are deployed to run and manage operations in the CVCs. The support from tourism workers would therefore allow for more flexible deployment of the public sector’s manpower.
All workers hired will undergo a short period of training before officially starting work on May 1, and will be on an employment contract with a five-month term.