Racial Diversity Employment Programme (RDEP)
RDEP is a programme launched by the Labour Department in collaboration 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 support career development.
NGOs commissioned by the Labour Department will assign social workers to act as Case Managers of the ethnic minority participants 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.
Participation in RDEP is free of charge
- NGOs commissioned by the Labour Department
- 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