Macau residents looking for work need to prepare their resumes. The Lisboeta Macau, an integrated resort currently under construction in Cotai, is going to hold a job fair on July 16 and is hoping to hire over 1,600 employees. The venue is expected to open sometime next year.
The Lisboeta Macau is being developed by Angela Leong, the co-chair of SJM, and her son, Arnaldo Ho. They are behind the Macau Theme Park and Resort Limited (MTPR) company, and, according to a press release, are looking to fill a total of 1,680 positions, of which 180 are non-gaming positions.
Ho states in the release, “The Lisboeta is an integrated resort dedicated to Macau people and truly represents the city. Not only will it facilitate economic diversification of Macau, the project will also provide more career choices for the local workforce. We will give priority to nurturing Macau’s talent and driving their upward mobility, thereby enhancing the competitiveness of the city.”
The job fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Regency Art Hotel and will target positions at various levels within the resort’s hierarchy, from front-line workers to management. Different departments are needing to find employees, including marketing, housekeeping, facilities management, IT, human resource, front office, food and beverage and more.
The Lisboeta, once complete, will occupy 141,000 square meters (1,517,711 square feet) and is being built at a cost of $641.5 million. There will be three hotels—Lisboeta Hotel with 574 rooms, Maison L’Occitane with 164 and Casa de Amigo with 82—a zipline, an indoor skydiving operation and a cinema offering the first IMAX and MX4D theater in Macau.
So far absent from the description is any mention of a casino. It is expected that gambling will be offered, but nothing official has yet been stated. SJM’s CEO, So Shu Fai, said last month that it might operate a satellite casino at the venue, but that the issue is still undecided. He explained, “It needs to have government approvals and so on,” adding, “That is something we can talk about. We are not moving our tables—those [directly] operated by [SJM Holdings]—into Lisboeta. But we will consider moving some of the tables that we get back from satellite casinos, to them, depending on the agreements we can reach.”