Melco Crown restructures management; Sands China appoints VPs; Macau unemployment down

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MelcoMacau-based casino developer, Melco Crown Entertainment, today announced the implementation of a new, streamlined management structure aimed at what it calls “enhancing organisational efficiency”.

A statement released by Melco said the new venture has been put forward to try and improve the integration of gaming and non-gaming operations.

To implement our new management structure, Mr. Ying Tat Chan, currently the Co-Chief Operating Officer, Gaming, has been appointed as the Company’s sole Chief Operating Officer, overseeing both gaming and non-gaming activities across City of Dreams, Altira Macau, and Mocha Clubs.

Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lawrence Ho, said: “We are encouraged in our belief that the new management structure will make us a more agile company, better positioned to move quickly in a dynamic market.

“Our new structure is targeted to unlock additional synergies between our gaming and non-gaming operations and to facilitate the delivery of our comprehensive, world-class customer service as efficiently as possible, ultimately for the benefit of the Company, our staff members, and our shareholders.

After announcing news of its recruitment drive yesterday, Sands China also had some news regarding employment, with the Macau resort giant announcing the promotion of Melina Leong to vice president of public relations and community affairs, and Jacqueline Wu to vice president of events and special projects at Sands Cotai Central.

As a report by Macau Business president and chief executive officer of Sands China, Edward Tracy, said: “Melina and Jacqueline are both very important assets to the company, and both possess very strong experience in their respective areas.”

As for general employment in Macau, a recent report has suggested the rate of those without jobs in the China’s gambling city stood at 2.1% from November 2011 to January 2012, down by 0.1 percentage points compared with the previous period of October-December 2011.

A Macau Business report states the number of the unemployed totalled 7,400, down by 200 from 7,600 in the previous period.



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