30 September 2002
Over 13,000 applications received for job vacancies at KCRC
 
A total of 13,762 applications have been received by the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) for the 492 posts created in preparation for the opening of West Rail at the closing of applications last Friday.
Of these, 5,436 are for vacant posts in maintenance (279 vacancies), 5,638 for station operations (184 vacancies), and 2,688 for train operations (29 vacancies). The final number of applications includes those sent in by mail postdated 27 September 2002.
The General Manager of Human Resource Department, Mrs Esther Chan, thanked those who had responded to the recruitment campaign by sending in their applications.
She said, "Acknowledgement letters are being issued, and we will deploy extra staff to process these applications expeditiously.
"Suitable candidates will be invited to attend interviews within the next six weeks.
"We hope to fill about 110 new posts before the end of the year and the remainders during the first half of 2003," Mrs Chan added.