Workers in Hong Kong face ageism

Overall discrimination low compared to other countries
||Last Updated: 01/11/2007

More than one third of Hong Kong's jobseekers believe they have been discriminated against in applying for a job, with mature workers facing the greatest prejudice, according to a new study.

The global survey by staffing company Kelly Services has found that 38 per cent of respondents in Hong Kong say they have experienced discrimination of some type when applying for a job in the last five years.

The Kelly Global Workforce Index sought the views of approximately 70,000 jobseekers in 28 countries including more than 300 in Hong Kong.