Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Resorts World at Sentosa to fill over 8,000 job vacancies by year-end

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By Hasnita A Majid, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Resorts World at Sentosa is ramping up its job hiring efforts, and hopes to fill more than 8,000 job vacancies - including that of croupiers and hotel staff - by the end of this year.

The resort said Tuesday it is on track to open on schedule next year. It already has 760 employees in its fold - of which 82 per cent are Singaporeans.

It will be carrying out a mass hiring exercise in October, and is looking at employing over 8,000 people. Some job vacancies that need to be filled include theme park operators, and casino and F&B staff.

By December, the resort hopes to have some 10,000 employees. It is working with the five Community Development Councils (CDCs) in its recruitment drive.

Tan Hee Teck, chief executive officer of Resorts World at Sentosa, said: "The CDCs have been extremely helpful in affording us to reach out to the people of Singapore and... the CDCs had been working to review all the applications for our job prospects."

Resorts World at Sentosa has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the People's Association (PA).

Under the agreement, Resorts World at Sentosa will commit over S$1 million in event and venue sponsorship to the PA and its Grassroots Organisations.

Tan Boon Huat, chief executive director at PA, said: "The grassroots organisations will be able to make use of the various interesting venues that are being offered by Resorts World and this is really wonderful because one of the best ways for community bonding is for people to come together and enjoy things together, enjoy fun things together and have fond memories."

With the partnership, Passion card members can also look forward to exciting perks at Resorts World at Sentosa such as priority bookings for tours at the Resorts.

Other perks include special promotions and packages, and attractive merchandise of Resorts World and Universal Studios Singapore.

600,000 Passion card members can take advantage of the partnership.

Henry Ho, chairman of Jurong Central CCC, said: "I believe that a lot of residents will be interested and very excited to join our Passion cards whereby they have incentives and discounts to enter Resort World facilities."

The People's Association and Resorts World at Sentosa will also jointly organise the "Mr and Mrs Singapore Senior Pageant" in June next year.

Resorts World at Sentosa is also participating in Chingay for the first time next year where it will have its own float.


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