Portfolio of Kimberly Johans

A collection of articles created during my stint as a journalist at The Macau Daily Times

Big jobs boost in the construction industry

Posted by Kimberly on August 15, 2007

By Kimberly Johans
Published in The Macau Daily Times
August 15, 2007, page 4 (185 words)


Workers from the construction industry made up 35.3 percent of the Macau’s 75,391-strong imported labour force during the month of June, according to figures released by the Labor Affairs Bureau.
Of the total, 14,462 (19.2 percent) were hired directly by the gaming companies directly.
The majority of the workers came from Mainland China and Hong Kong although it is difficult to determine the exact numbers as the data does not reflect this clearly.
Other countries with recorded numbers of imported construction workers included The Philippines, Australia and the United States.
Not surprisingly, the gaming sector recorded the second highest number of imported workers across the various industries, accounting for 30.7 percent of the total number.
Once again, the majority came from Mainland China and Hong Kong, with a significant number from The Philippines and Nepal.
Manufacturing recorded a number of 13,645 imported workers or 18 percent of the total.
Comparing the figures to that of the month of May, the total number of imported workers rose by 9.7 percent or 1,931 workers with the majority of that increase (9.5 percent) coming from the construction industry.


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