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The Macau Metro Monitor, September 27, 2011

RWS SEEKS TO FILL 1,000 VACANCIES Today Online

Senior VP of Human Resources, Seah-Khoo Ee Boon, said the tight job market has made it a challenge for RWS to hire, as it looks to fill about 1,000 vacancies for its new facilities, which will include a maritime museum and aquarium and two hotels.  More than 500 of the vacancies are in RWS' Marine Life Park, which is scheduled to open in 2H 2012.  Seah-Khoo added RWS will remain focused on hiring Singaporeans. 

HONG KONG COURT CLEARS CONSTRUCTION OF $11 BILLION BRIDGE Bloomberg

The three judges at the Court of Appeal, led by Robert Tang, ruled unanimously today that the environmental department won the appeal against a suit filed by Chu Yee Wah over air quality concerns on the construction of the Hong Kong- Macau-Zhuhai bridge.  The Environmental Protection Department welcomes the court’s judgment and will continue to implement every possible policy in place to protect the environment.

MACAU EMPLOYMENT SURVEY FOR JUNE-AUGUST 2011 DSEC

The unemployment rate for June-August 2011 was 2.6%, down by 0.1% point over the previous period (May-July) and down by 0.3% point YoY.  The employed population increased by about 3,700 over the previous period to 335,000. 

CASINOS HIRED 800 NON-RESIDENTS IN AUGUST Macau Daily Times

The gaming industry hired 801 imported employees in August, reaching 7,904 foreign employees.  According to the Human Resources Office (GRH), there were 88,740 non-resident workers in Macau at the end of August, 1,613 more than July.  In addition, the construction sector hired a further 591 non-resident workers to reach a total of 9,352, of which 3,392 were hired by casino developers.  The majority of the new non-resident workers hired last month came from mainland China (1,229), taking the total to 51,347.