Macau: 2,000 attend SJM recruitment event

Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai is expected to open before the end of the year.
Grand Lisboa Palace in Cotai is expected to open before the end of the year.

According to casino company SJM Holdings, the recruitment event for its new Grand Lisboa Palace resort attracted 2,000 people.

Macau.- Casino concessionaire SJM Holdings has said it attracted almost 2,000 local job-seekers to the first major recruitment event for its new resort, Grand Lisboa Palace.

The US$4 billion integrated resort is expected to open before the end of the year. The project comprises 27,000 square meters of gaming floor, 75,000 square meters of retail and 1,900 rooms across three luxury hotel brands.

The recruitment event took place in August, jointly organised with the Macao Federation of Trade Unions, General Union of Neighbourhood Associations of Macau, Macau Gaming Industry Labourers Association and Macao Gaming Industry Employees Home.

Fresh graduates from local tertiary education institutions were invited to participate.

SJM explained that all interviews were arranged by pre-appointment due to ongoing Covid-19 guidelines.

SJM Chairman Daisy Ho said: “SJM gives priority to recruiting local talent for job openings and is dedicated to promoting career advancement for local employees.”

The company had already advised it would move around 1,000 staff from its Grand Lisboa property to its new Cotai IR.

Ho added: “As a milestone development of SJM on Cotai, the Grand Lisboa Palace is organising a series of recruitment activities in preparation for its opening.

“Through multi-channel promotions and collaboration with various organisations, we aim to reach diverse groups of job-seekers in the community.

“SJM highly values the development of local talent. In addition to creating job opportunities for society, we devote great effort in providing training courses for our employees to encourage self-improvement. [This] effort has not been suspended even during the pandemic.”

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