The average salary in the gaming sector was down by 5.5 per cent in June compared to the same month in 2019.
Macau.- The number of full-time employees at gaming companies in Macau decreased by almost one per cent in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2019.
The local Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) revealed that the tally for full-time employees dropped by 381, to 57,459 people, with female employees making up 57.7 per cent.
Shift working employees accounted for 94.4 per cent. This segment of the workforce was also down by 1.1 per cent year-on-year.
Salaries were down by 5.5 per cent year-on0-year, excluding bonuses. The average salary was MOP23,200 (US$2,905) a month. Resident and non-resident employees earned an average of MOP23,370 and MOP19,830 respectively.
Revealing the results of the Q2 Survey on Manpower Needs and Wages in the gaming sector, the DSEC stated: “Owing to the impact of novel coronavirus pneumonia, there were only 25 vacancies at the end of the second quarter, down significantly by 879 year-on-year.
“Among the vacancies, 68 per cent required work experience, 76 per cent required tertiary education, and requirement for knowledge of Mandarin and English both stood at 88 per cent.”
The number of dealers stood at 25,344, up by 131 year-on-year but down by 115 from the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. Dealers’ average earnings fell by 7.6 per cent year-on-year to MOP19,270 (US$2,413).
The New Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association has said that about 20,000 casino workers are currently underemployed, on unpaid leave and facing welfare cuts.