THE M3: SANDS IMPORTED WORKERS QUOTA; MANILA BAY

The Macau Metro Monitor, February 29, 2012

SANDS GETS APPROVAL FOR IMPORTED WORKERS Macau Business

Sands China has been granted 2,500 new quotas to import workers.  In order to take advantage of the additional foreign labor quota, Sands also needs to hire 3,100 new local workers until March 31.  The Human Resources Office says the grant was valid between August last year and February 2012 to fill jobs at both the Venetian and Sands Cotai Central when it opens, according to media reports.

The Office has not said how many workers Sands has hired already, however, Sands CEO Edward Tracy says that the gaming operator expects to hire as many as 500 local workers after the mass recruitment fair held on Sunday and Monday.

MANILA BAY NOT ON VENETIAN'S PLANS Macau Daily Times

The Venetian has “no intention in investing in a project in Manila,” said Edward Tracy, CEO of Sands China. told Macau Daily Times, “after having spoken with Mike Leven” about the matter.  According to official sources, Manila Bay “does not fit the company investment profile”.

Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is due to open September 12.  The facilities will include nine major meeting rooms, one grand ballroom, and 39 breakout rooms. The 3,863-room hotel is set to be “the premier meeting destination in the Asia Pacific."