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Macau: Gaming industry employees down 2pct

30 March 2009

MACAO -- As reported by Macau Times: "The number of paid employees in the gaming industry stood at 43,835 in the fourth quarter last year, down 2 percent year-on-year, the latest figures released yesterday from the Statistics and Census Service show.

"The survey on manpower needs and wages of the gaming industry for the fourth quarter of 2008, which excluded junket promoters and junket associates, shows that analysed by occupations that are directly related to betting services, 18,196 were dealers, down by 6.5 percent year-on-year, while 11,874 were engaged in positions such as hard and soft count clerks, cage cashiers, pit bosses, casino floor-persons, betting service operators, up by 7.7 percent year-on-year.

"Meanwhile, 5,059 were working as casino and slot machine attendants or hosts, security and surveillance workers, down by 5.3 percent from a year earlier..."

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