For those seeking new challenges abroad, Hong Kong has long been a popular expat destination. While the recent economic downturn and increasing numbers of well-qualified local graduates has led to a more competitive job market, the number of expats working in Hong Kong remains high.
There are certain industries where some skill sets are in short supply – and while many expats still work in the financial sector, others are increasingly being employed in rapidly developing areas of business. With one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region, there are numerous opportunities for expats in niches like IT, digital advertising, HR and the legal sphere.
Investment banks, in particular, continue to entice many to work in Hong Kong – although lucrative expat packages are becoming increasingly rare, aside from those employed to senior positions.