A government audit was performed of the Hong Kong Immigration Department and a recommendation of strengthening the verification process of whether employers are performing a labor market search was included.

Work permits in the General Employment Policy and Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals categories now require employers to submit a declaration form verifying their local recruitment efforts of Hong Kong nationals.  The declaration must verify a labor search was performed and justify why a local hire is not applicable for the positon.

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