In Macau and the firm behind the under-construction Lisboeta Macau entertainments development has reportedly announced that it is hoping to hire approximately 1,500 employees via a special jobs’ fair early next week.
According to a report from GGRAsia, Macau Theme Park and Resort Limited made the revelation on Sunday and additionally detailed that the recruitment event for legal residents of the former Portuguese enclave is scheduled to be held at the Regency Art Hotel in the heart of the city’s Taipa neighborhood on July 16.
Macau Theme Park reportedly declared that it is hoping to engage employees to fill a plethora of management and customer-facing posts across ‘multiple departments’ and covering everything from housekeeping and food service roles to corporate administration and marketing jobs. The firm also purportedly stated that these are to encompass some 180 ‘non-gaming positions’ although it failed to disclose how many people it had already hired or the desired size of the eventual final tally.
GGRAsia reported that the $639 million Lisboeta Macau project was initially unveiled in October as a first development for the man behind the resort, Arnaldo Ho Yau-Heng. One of the many sons of nonagenarian casino magnate Stanley Ho Hung-Sung, the 26-year-old purportedly envisages the 820-room project for the city’s Cotai Strip district ultimately hosting a trio of hotels alongside a multitude of food, retail, beverage, entertainment and conferencing facilities.
Although there has so far been no official announcement regarding whether the envisioned Lisboeta Macau scheme may eventually host a casino, Ho’s father helped to establish Macau gaming behemoth SJM Holdings Limited while his mother, Angela Leong On-Kei, works as its Co-Chairman and Executive Director.
The young Ho moreover serves as a director for the firm behind SJM Holdings Limited, Hong Kong-listed Sociedade de Jogos de Macau SA, and recently proclaimed that the Lisboeta Macau scheme has been designed to ‘facilitate the economic diversification of Macau’ while furthermore providing ‘more career choices for the local workforce.’
Finally, Ambrose So Shu-Fai, Chief Executive Officer for SJM Holdings Limited, as admitting that his firm may be willing to investigate the possibility of cooperating with Macau Theme Park and Resort Limited in order to bring a casino to the coming Lisboeta Macau property. However, the executive purportedly divulged that any such facility would likely be promoted by a third party as his firm is concentrating on finishing work on its $4.6 billion Grand Lisboa Palace project, which is likely to open on an adjacent site by the end of the year.