Builders Must Double Workforce to Keep Up (wefwfo re-post from "junk" board)
SJM Holdings Ltd chief executive Ambrose So Shu Fai says Macau needs a better migrant labour policy to cope with the expansion of the gaming industry.
“As we go on with this construction in Cotai, we hope that there will be a better policy in order to facilitate construction so that we can complete it in time,” he said.
Earlier this week, Las Vegas Sands Corp president and chief operating officer Michael Leven urged the government to rethink its rule that all croupiers must be Macau residents, saying it could lead to a shortage of staff.
Las Vegas Sands is the parent company of Macau gaming operator Sands China Ltd.
Mr So said SJM supported the idea of non-resident croupiers “if there aren’t enough people”.
To build Cotai’s new casino-resorts, the city’s construction workforce must double, our sister publication Business Daily reports today.
The newspaper quotes Macau Construction Association chairman Lo Kai Jone, who argues that employing more migrant workers is the most efficient, low-cost way to meet demand for about 32,100 more construction workers.
Mr Lo says the government must relax labour policies, including the rule that construction companies must employ one resident worker for every migrant worker.
There were 21,943 migrant workers in the construction sector last month, 3,131 more than in July, official data show.