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Subsidy Scheme for Employment Agencies open for application from 22 June 2020 to 21 July 2020

2020-06-22

The Subsidy Scheme for Employment Agencies (“EAs”) (“the Scheme”) introduced by the Labour Department (LD) under the Anti-epidemic Fund will be open for application from 22 June 2020 to 21 July 2020.

Under the Scheme, a one-off lump sum subsidy will be granted to EAs with a valid licence issued by the LD. A subsidy of $50,000 will be granted for each main licence of an EA which provides FDH placement services. For EAs which do not provide FDH placement services, a subsidy of $30,000 will be granted for each main licence. An additional subsidy of $10,000 will be granted for each duplicate licence for a branch office of both kinds of EA.

An EA eligible for applying for subsidy under the Scheme must hold a valid licence issued by LD under section 52 of the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) as at 31 May 2020, or must have submitted an application for licence renewal to LD in accordance with Regulation 2 of the Employment Agency Regulations (Cap.57A) as at 31 May 2020. If the validity period of the current licence of the EA is less than two months as at the date of submission of an application for subsidy, the EA should first submit an application for licence renewal to LD before submitting an application for subsidy.

Details of the Scheme could be downloaded here:

The completed application form and required documents must be submitted to and received by the office of the Employment Agencies Administration (EAA) of LD (Address: Unit 906, 9/F, One Mong Kok Road Commercial Centre, 1 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong) by post (the postmark date will be regarded as the date of receipt of the application) or in person during the application period. Application by email and facsimile would not be accepted. Late applications, Application Forms with incomplete information or late submission of required documents will not be considered.

For any enquiries related to the Scheme, please contact EAA of LD (Scheme hotline: 2115 3665 or Email: ea-ee@labour.gov.hk).

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