Macau casino operator Melco Resorts has launched a number of voluntary programs for their staff to take extended voluntary leave or to step down from the company to “pursue new objectives and priorities”
This week's AGB Podcast features Australian hospitality recruitment executive Jeffrey Williams, CEO of Barcats, who gives a deeper dive into Australia's hospitality staff shortage crisis.
New property openings in Macau may help to create greater demand for local human resources, with six job fairs offering around 1,000 new jobs, according to the Labor Affairs Bureau.
Australia’s hospitality and gaming industry is suffering from a labor shortage which has been described by those in the industry as having hit “crisis” levels.
Macau legislator José Pereira Coutinho has called on the city’s Chief Executive to take action against what he described as “collusion” between casinos and those responsible for regulating the gambling sector, in order to stop employment abuses.
CNMI House of Representatives Minority Leader Tina Sablan (D-Saipan) blasted Governor Ralph DLG Torres for keeping silent about the plight of foreign workers of Imperial Pacific International, which she says has turned into a “humanitarian crisis.”
It's still unknown whether Macau's gaming sector is on the path to recovery, with conflicting reports over the last month signaling both good and bad news over the medium term.
In its increasingly bitter dispute with the local labor union, Landing International has refuted claims by union leaders that it puts the health of workers at risk, noting that it complies with all labor laws and that a smoking ban inside the casino is now taking effect.
The management Jeju Shinhwa World is locked in an increasingly bitter dispute with its employee labor union over allegedly deteriorating worker conditions and interference in protected labor union activities.
A labor union representing workers at Shinhwa World in Jeju is demanding that the company enforce protections vis-a-vis cigarette smoking, pointing out that even in Macau smoking is now prohibited in casinos.