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Macau to reduce blue cards if unemployment continues rise

Macau Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) deputy director believes there will be fewer blue-card holders in Macau if the unemployment rate continues to rise. The last time unemployment was this high was around 2009-2011, shortly after the global financial crisis. Chan added that some industries will suffer more than others. 

Union pledges to fight for livelihoods of Jeju casino workers

A local union in Jeju held a public demonstration in which it pledged to work for the interests of casino workers who have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic and related crisis for the tourism industry.

IPI workers begin returning to Turkey with five months’ salary unpaid

Sixteen Turkish nationals who are former workers of Imperial Pacific International, whose H-2B visas have already expired, have left the CNMI, even though the firm still owes them five months’ back pay.

Almost half of IPI construction force must leave CNMI this month

Almost half, or 88 of the over the 200 construction workers of Imperial Pacific International, will have to leave the CNMI by the end of this month because their H-2B visas are expiring.

Genting Malaysia confirms worker positive for Covid-19

Genting Malaysia's Resorts World Genting said one of its security workers has tested positive for Covid-19 during routine health screening protocols. The company said the worker is receiving treatment at a government hospital and did not interact with guests.

Pandemic reducing number of non-resident workers in Macau

The number of non-residents workers employed by Macau’s hotel, F&B, gaming, and entertainment sectors dropped by 13.5 percent between January and October of this year to about 61,000, according to data published by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL).

Three Galaxy Macau construction workers die in scaffolding accident

Three construction workers at the Galaxy Macau expansion construction site have died from a scaffolding collapse on Tuesday, local media reports. According to the Labour...

Outbreak to cause a decline in POGO foreign workers

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is expecting a fall in the number of new foreign workers in the Philippines Offshore Gaming Operations...

200,000 Chinese nationals left Cambodia before end of 2019

The Cambodian Department of Immigration on Thursday has reported that more than 200,000 Chinese left the country in the lead up to its ban...

MGM announces discretionary bonus to non-management

Macau casino operator MGM announced on Monday a discretionary bonus for all eligible non-management team members, awarding around 90 percent of its workforce. In a...
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