Analyses | Education and human resources | 2013-08-15 | HKET

Wanted: Blue collar workers

In view of the growing shortage of blue collar workers in Hong Kong, the Bauhinia Weekly Analysis looks into the reasons for the lack of recognition of skilled workers. It points out that long working hours, great physical demand, and low levels of professional and self recognitions may explain why youngsters are reluctant to pursue blue collar jobs. With the popularisation of higher education in Hong Kong nowadays, should youngsters change their perceptions and consider joining the blue collar job market?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.