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“First-Hire-Then-Train” Scheme


The ERB has introduced the “First-Hire-Then-Train” Scheme (the “Scheme”) since 2015-16 to encourage the latent workforce to enter the employment market and assist in alleviating manpower shortage in the employment market. Target participants of the “Scheme” are mainly middle-aged women and homemakers.


Content of the "Scheme"

Participating employers will provide job vacancies and suitably modify the working hours and leave arrangements to cater for the family commitments of trainees. The employers willalso provide on-the-job training and other related support measures to encourage trainees to stay in employment. Appointed training bodies of the ERB will assist in the recruitment of trainees andprovide designated training courses for the hired trainees during working hours so that the trainees will be able to master relevant skills required in their daily duties.



Please contact the ERB at 182 182 or training bodies for further details of the “Scheme”.


“First-Hire-Then-Train” Scheme – Leaflet (In Chinese only)

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