The number of full-time employed dealers hired by Macau’s casinos during the three months to 31 December 2018 increased by 1.1% year-on-year to 24,719, the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) revealed on Thursday. The number of full-time employees in the gaming sector increased by 1.1% year-on-year to 57,246.
Total figures for the sector showed a slight increase in demand for manpower during 4Q18 when compared to the same period in 2017, the DSEC’s survey on Manpower Needs and Wages of the Gaming Sector revealed.
The number of new hired workers was up 14.4% in the period, with the recruitment rate rising 3% year-on-year and vacancy rate 2.3%. There were just 1,321 vacancies in the quarter, with more than half of them for clerks, DSEC figures showed.
On the other hand, earnings for dealers increased below the general average for the sector. While average monthly earnings (excluding bonuses) of full-time employees were MOP$23,740 (US$2,940), up 3.5% year-on-year, the average earnings of dealers increased by just 3% year-on-year to MOP$20,450 (US$2,530) in the quarter.
The Manpower Needs and Wages of the Gaming Sector survey excludes junket promoters and junket associates.