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The Macau Metro Monitor, July 5, 2011


MACAU GOVERNMENT APPROVED MORE IMPORTED LABORS Macau Daily News

The government approved 8,560 imported workers in May, significantly higher than the numbers in the first four months.  Over 6,600 foreign workers were hired by the construction industry in the first five months, followed by maids at 6,500. The number of approved foreign workers for hotel and dinning industry also increased.

MACAU ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM HIRING IMPORTED LABOR FROM THE MAINLAND Macau Daily News

China passed the proposal of raising the personal income tax threshold from RMB 2,000 to RMB 3,500 in end of June, making it more difficult for Macau enterprises to recruit mainland employees. As a growing number of employees are not renewing their contracts, Macau enterprises are now turning to hiring Filipinos.