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A new recruiting drive underscores the tourism sector’s recovery

The Labour Affairs Bureau attributes the large number of vacancies at casinos and resorts to the opening of new facilities as visitors flock back to Macao.

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Macao’s six gaming operators will hold a series of job-matching sessions this month, with a collective 1,500 positions on offer, TDM reports. The first session will be held from 18 to 20 March.

The increased demand for labour is both a sign of tourism’s gradual recovery and a result of new facilities opening at integrated resorts, according to the Labour Affairs Bureau (also known by its Portuguese initials DSAL).

Eighty percent of the current vacancies fall in the catering, housekeeping or cleaning categories – roles typically performed by non-resident workers in Macao. The DSAL said the remaining jobs include managerial and technical positions.

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Local residents can apply for the jobs on offer from today, via the DSAL’s website. Under the terms of its licence, a gaming operator must ensure that at least 85 percent of its workforce is made up of Macao residents.

Over an 11-month period last year, the DSAL’s job matching sessions saw more than 11,500 local residents secure jobs.

Macao’s most recently published unemployment rate was 2.2 percent overall, and 2.8 percent for residents. Those are significantly lower than the global average.

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