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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung today visited the Christian Action Head Office for an update on the Employees Retraining Board’s implementation of the Love Upgrading Special Scheme.

The scheme, commissioned by the Government, provides free training courses to help the unemployed or underemployed upgrade their skills for rejoining the job market.

Mr Cheung was pleased to learn the scheme has enrolled over 23,000 trainees since its launch in October last year. He also spoke to trainees to learn about the impact the COVID-19 epidemic has had on them.

The Chief Secretary said the Government will continue to create and stabilise employment through a range of measures for providing appropriate support to people affected by the epidemic.

In addition to the Love Upgrading Special Scheme, the Government has earmarked $6 billion under the Anti-epidemic Fund to take forward the Job Creation Scheme, which will create 30,000 time-limited jobs in the public and private sectors in the coming two years.

Mr Cheung added that the Government will monitor the employment situation and consider providing further assistance to those in need.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News