More than 11,000 Macao residents found jobs thanks to government assistance in the first ten months of the year, the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) has revealed.
The 11,561 people who received job-matching help equated to about four percent of the local resident workforce, DSAL said in a statement.
Between January and October this year, DSAL organised 172 job-matching events, including two large-scale job fairs. Going forward, these are set to continue – along with more government-supported internships and general employment workshops.
Getting young people into the workplace is a priority for the bureau, its statement said. It pointed to the annual Youth Career Expo, for graduates, and measures taken to prepare job-seekers for employment in Macao’s four key emerging industries: modern finance, big health, MICE, and technology.
DSAL also highlighted various on-the-job training opportunities it facilitates through programmes with large mainland companies in sectors such as cross-border e-commerce, medicine, public utilities, and e-sports, as well as increasing the use of its online platform for local job vacancies.
In its statement, DSAL emphasised its commitment to expanding residents’ skillsets and improving their eligibility for stable employment.