Macau gaming operator Melco Resorts and Entertainment said in a statement on Monday that it has offered 100 job opportunities to unemployed local construction workers in conjunction with the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) and Macau Federation of Trade Unions (commonly known as Gung Luen, its Cantonese name).
The statement said that the company took the initiative to hire the workers “in light of the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak which heavily impacts the construction sector.”
According to the statement, Melco recently held a recruitment fair to hire local workers for its various construction projects. “Successful applicants will be offered a one-year employment contract, starting work within this month, and on-the-job training to enhance technical skills for personal growth, as well as to contribute to sustainable development of the local community.”
The statement quoted Melco Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho Yau-lung as saying that the “current recruitment project looks to support the needs of the local community through the effective creation of job opportunities and the sense of togetherness.”
According to the website of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), Melco owns four of Macau’s 41 casinos.