Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Marina Bay Sands hires 1,000 casino staff

By Tessa Wong

THE first 1,000 casino workers have been hired by Marina Bay Sands, the integrated resort announced on Tuesday.

Letters of intent were sent out this week to successful applicants, who are all Singaporeans. About 80 per cent are between 20 and 40 years old, and nearly two-thirds of them are men.

The hiring comes after an aggressive recruitment drive conducted by the integrated resort, which roped in NTUC's skills-based institute e2i to help screen applicants.

The hired Singaporeans will be dealers, dealer inspectors and pit supervisors. There are still about 3,500 positions available for gaming positions, in areas such as casino finance, player development and surveillance.

Marina Bay Sands said it is still welcoming entries for the rest of the vacancies and interested parties can apply at http://careers.marinabaysands.com.

In total, the integrated resort will need about 9,000 workers to staff not only the casino but its other attractions.

The resort, which is still under construction and is expected to complete by end of this year, will feature a hotel, convention and meeting facilities, a skypark and a museum, besides shopping and dining options.

'In the coming weeks and months, we will identify suitable candidates to fill positions across the property, such as security and hotel operations, in order to enable more Singaporeans to be part of the pioneer team in Marina Bay Sands,' said MBS president Nigel Roberts.

The other integrated resort, Resorts World at Sentosa, has also been aggressively recruiting. It announced the hire of its first casino staff in March.


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