Racial Diversity Employment Programme (RDEP)
RDEP is a pilot programme launched by the Labour Department in conjunction with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to provide one-stop employment support services for ethnic minority job seekers through a case management approach so as to enhance their employability and to support their career development.
The NGO Service Providers will assign registered social workers to act as ethnic minority participants' Case Managers and provide them with customised employment services comprising (a) initial screening and needs assessment, (b) pre-employment counselling, (c) employment assistance and job matching, (d) post-placement support, and (e) case review.
Upon enrolment or re-enrolment of an ethnic minority job seeker, a service period of RDEP lasts for six months. All ethnic minority job seekers joining the Programme will become registered job seekers of the Labour Department upon successful registration.
RDEP is free of charge
- Service Providers
- Job Centres and Industry-based Recruitment Centres of the Labour Department
- Case Manager meeting with ethnic minority job seekers for conducting needs assessment and drawing up counselling plan
- Case Manager providing personalised career advice and counselling to participants in accordance with their aptitude, work experience and preference, etc.
- Case Manager conducting job matching and providing support in job application for participants
- Case Manager preparing participants for employment if they have been successfully placed into a job
- Case Manager providing support to facilitate work adaptation of participants
- Case Manager liaising with employers concerned to provide necessary support in engaging ethnic minority employees
- Case Manager conducting regular reviews with participants to assist them in achieving sustainable employment and continuous career development, as appropriate