HK$6.2b handed to 11,000 employers in fourth batch of wage supportLocal | 14 Jul 2020 4:02 pm
In the fourth batch of public wage subsidies, about 11,000 employers received about HK$6.27 billion for June to August, from the the Employment Support Scheme.
The employers have committed to maintain a total paid headcount of about 270,000, the government said.
The combined number of employers who received subsidies in the four batches now total about 100, 000.
In the fifth batch, wage support of about HK$1.4 billion is being disbursed to some 9,000 successful employers applicants, the ESS Secretariat said.
Five batches of about 110,000 employers have already received wage subsidies, covering about 1.3 million employees, totalling about HK$29.5 billion, the secretariat said.