Macau concessionaire SJM Resorts said Monday that more than 1,000 of its former gaming employees have been trained and transferred to non-gaming departments.
The “Cross training development program for gaming practitioners” was jointly launched by SJM and Macau’s Labor Affairs Bureau, aimed at enabling gaming employees to be trained to work in departments such as catering, marketing and human resources, the company announced.
In a speech at the event, SJM Resorts Managing Director Daisy Ho said, “SJM has responded to the Macau SAR Government’s strategy of appropriate diversification by providing systematic professional certification training courses for gaming staff to help them enter non-gaming positions more quickly and better.”
The Director of the Labor Affairs Bureau, Wong Chi Hong, expressed his appreciation for the program, adding, “SJM has contributed to the development of a diverse pool of tourism and leisure industry talent for the industry and Macau.”
Under the new 10-year gaming concessions awarded by the government in December, the number of gaming tables granted to SJM was reduced by 29.5% from 1,775 in 2019 to 1,250 today. The number of satellite casinos operating under SJM’s licenses was also reduced from 14 to nine.