Gaming workers fear losing their jobs, survey reveals

Gaming workers fear losing their jobs, survey reveals

Half of gaming workers surveyed said they fear losing jobs following the Coronavirus crisis.

Macau.- More than half of all surveyed gaming workers are concerned about losing their jobs after Coronavirus outbreak.

That is according to a survey conducted by the Macau Gaming Industry Employees Home that also revealed that three out of four workers fear salary cuts.

The survey results show among 1,694 gaming employees polled, 53.1 percent said they were “worried” or “very worried” they would lose their job.

In the fight against the outbreak, which has infected over 70,000 people in Mainland China, the Macau administration has launched an array of measures, including the shutdown of all casino properties and other entertainment venues in the city for 15 days until today.

The Macau Gaming Industry Employees Home stressed in a statement that gaming operators should make a pledge they would not plan any lay-offs, as well as announcing working arrangements for their staff as soon as possible in the light of the reopening of casinos.

The survey also showed 92.4 percent of those interviewed said they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” regarding the measures taken by the government in the face of the outbreak, while 74.2 percent expressed satisfaction towards the measures rolled out by their employers.

The survey polled 1,694 gaming workers, including casino croupiers (63.7 percent), pit supervisors (20.6 percent), pit mangers (4.5 percent), and other positions like security guards and cashiers.

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