Macau’s gaming sector seeks to recruit more staff

Vacancies have risen by 124 per cent in the gaming sector.
Vacancies have risen by 124 per cent in the gaming sector.

Macau’s statistics bureau has reported that the number of Macau’s workers in the gaming sector dropped 2.8 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of the year.

Macau.- According to Macau’s statistics bureau, casino operators are looking for local workers to hire. Vacancies in the gaming sector have grown 124 per cent and the government in Macau encourages companies to recruit locals only.

The earnings of Macau table-games dealers grew 3.5 per cent year-on-year in June, with an average income of MOP19,950 (US$2,486). Full-time employees’ average earnings at Macau casinos increased 2.1 per cent to MOP23,690. However, directors and managers saw their salaries decline 10.2 per cent year-on-year to MOP52,130.

There are currently 55,768 full-time employees in the gaming sector, down 2.9 per cent by 1,691 from the prior-year period. As for new recruits during the second quarter, 466 workers were hired in the gaming sector and 1,016 employees left their jobs in the same period.

A week ago, authorities also revealed the number of foreign workers in Macau had decreased 11 per cent since the start of the pandemic.

According to Macau’s Labour Affairs Bureau, Macau saw 852 fewer non-resident workers during the second quarter of the year when compared to the previous period. Wholesale and retail trade were the most affected industries, followed by hotel restaurant and gaming sectors.

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