Find a job in Hong Kong


The labor market in Hong Kong is very open to foreigners. More information in this article…

Located in southern China, Hong Kong is one of the country's most important cities. It has been attracting more and more foreigners for several years due to its booming economy and the various professional opportunities offered. Hong Kong is considered to be expatriates' new Eldorado. Moreover, its population accounts for more than 7,155,000 as at 2013, including a large number of foreigners.

If you are planning to settle there, finding a job should not be difficult. In fact, different fields in Hong Kong require foreign expertise. You can apply for a job should you have the required skills.


Hong Kong is China's richest and most prosperous city. Its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) amounted to over 263 billion U.S. Dollars in 2013. Its economy is based on several sectors such as manufacturing, food, financial services, trade, export, tourism, food, etc. Agriculture is almost non-existent in Hong Kong.

Moreover, Hong Kong is the largest Chinese textile, electronic systems and appliances manufacturer. The city hosts many local, national and international companies operating in these fields. Information and communication technology also contributes to its economy, as well as the port sector. Hong Kong's port is ranked 8th in the world.

You will also find automobile companies, fabrics, optical fiber, clocks and watches manufacturing factories, as well as food products. The real estate is still growing due to high demand of office buildings and residential complexes. It also relies heavily on foreign trade as part of the main business centers worldwide.

Hong Kong also has many universities and other world famous higher education institutions. You will find the City University of Hong Kong, the Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, among others.

Find a job

Job vacancies for foreigners have considerably increased since 2012. You can be hired in various sectors including finance, industry, automotive, information and communication technology. Tourism and education are also important employment generators in Hong Kong, as well as advertising, marketing and trade. Note that the salary paid to Hong Kong employees is much higher than what an expatriate generally earns in several other countries.

To find a job, check out the classified ads in local newspapers or job websites. You can also seek help from a recruitment agency or contact the Hong Kong government. On the other hand, you can try to identify international and national companies which are likely to hire foreigners. You can send spontaneous applications, accompanied by your CV.

 Useful links:
Linked In
Classified Post
Hong Kong Government

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See also

Hong Kong is mainland China's most prosperous city. Its economy is mainly driven by the tertiary sector, supported by an open labor market.
Setting up a business in Hong Kong has almost become a trend for foreigner as it is not a difficult task, consisting of only three main steps.
Hong Kong is a very popular destination for foreign students and young professionals looking for internship opportunities abroad.
The Working Holiday Visa (WHV) is available for young students and professionals wishing to stay for a year in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong hosts several types of higher education institutions, including post-secondary schools, universities, vocational schools, etc.

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