Macau’s labour bureau says some 90 percent of employees at Macau’s six gaming concessionaires and sub-concessionaires are local.
The figure is a slight rise from the 89 percent announced by Macau’s finance secretary earlier this year and is above the government’s target of 85 percent local employment in higher-level positions.
In total the six concessionaires employ more than 108,000 employees, 77 percent of whom are local. Authorities say that they will continue to require companies to give priority to hiring locals. Over the course of the pandemic, Macau has pressured gaming companies to retain their staff, while encouraging the “acceleration of the exit mechanism for non-resident workers.”