Support for Employment
181. To encourage employers to hire job seekers with special employment needs, I will make an additional annual funding of $48 million to enhance the special employment programmes of the Labour Department. These initiatives include:
Government Outsourcing System
182. The employment rights of non-skilled workers employed by government service contractors is a matter of great concern to the Government. The inter-bureaux/departmental working group set up by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare is exploring options to improve the government outsourcing system with a view to enhancing the protection of the reasonable employment terms and conditions as well as labour benefits of these non-skilled employees. It is expected that the working group will complete the review within this year. I will provide the necessary financial support having regard to the outcome of the review.