Wong Chi Hong, director of the city’s Labour Affairs Bureau, has said that 90.3 per cent of middle and senior roles at Macau casinos are held by locals.
Macau.- According to Macau’s director of the Labour Affairs Bureau, the majority of Macau’s six casino operators are led by local ID holders, with 90.3 per cent of middle and senior management positions held by locals.
The number exceeds the government target of at least 85 per cent, with 8,865 local employees in such roles at the end of the first half of this year.
Chan Un Tong, a deputy director of the bureau, noted that as of June, the casino industry employees more than 108,000 people – 77 per cent of them were local ID holders.
During a meeting, Labour Affairs Bureau officials said that they will continue encouraging the city’s companies to prioritise employing local staff as Macau looks to amend its gaming law.
Macau’s current casino licences are due to expire in June 2022, but many people expect them to be extended. António Lobo Vilela, an expert on gaming law, has suggested Macau will extend its six current gaming concessions beyond 2022.