In Macau, the casino operator hired more than 200 employees in a non-contract manner across seven divisions of the upcoming MGM Casino Kotai at a job fair held Monday by MGM China Holdings.
MGM China Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International and operator of MGM Grand Casino, announced that it expects to open its $3.1 billion MGM Casino Cotai in the second quarter, offering approximately 1,500 hotel rooms and suites, meeting spaces, luxury spas, shops and restaurants, and theaters with up to 14 seating arrangements.
More than 800 local applicants attended this week’s job fair at MGM Grand Macau, with operators planning to hire a total of 6,000 people to fill around 1,200 new and non-game jobs at the upcoming Kotai Street hotel, including security and hotel management jobs, according to a report by the Macau Daily Times newspaper.
“MGM [China Holdings Limited] is committed to giving back to the community through a range of initiatives on providing opportunities for local talent to develop professional skills and facilitate career at international-level resorts,” said Wendy Yu, senior vice president of human resources at MGM China Holdings Limited. “We will continue to provide extensive training and support to both our existing and new team members as we anticipate expanding MGM China Holdings Limited’s footprint in Macau. We believe great people create great moments and we are confident that the Golden Lion team will greatly contribute to Macau’s position as the World Leisure and Tourism Center.”
MGM China Holdings Limited said it plans to hold additional job fairs in the future in cooperation with several regional associations, including the Macau Federation of Trade Unions, the Macau Neighborhood Federation, the Macau Game Industry Workers Union and the Macau Women’s General Federation.
Elaine Wong, vice president of the Macau Federation of Trade Unions, said, “We are pleased to see that companies are focusing on hiring locals.” “We hope that more local companies, as well as integrated resort operators, will create job opportunities and linear job shifts for local residents.”