By Las Rodrigo – Head of Recruitment, Links International Macau
As a specialist recruitment consultant in Macau, people often ask me what it is about the place that attracts people to work in Macau.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit this special little region, then I suggest you do so and find out for yourself why we love Macau!
Statistically, Macau is the most densely populated region per square kilometre in the world… but it genuinely doesn’t feel that way!
Macau – Vegas of Asia
Over the years, Macau has experienced phenomenal growth. This started with the opening of The Venetian in August 2007 and since then, a number of different hotels and casinos have joined in to create a very unique platform for both visitors and the local population who live and work here.
Macau is only a 1-hour ferry journey from Hong Kong. It is bordered by the port of Gongbei (Zhuhai) and its local currency is the Macau Pataca. In fact, however, both the Hong Kong Dollar and, in some places, the Chinese RMB are accepted. Three currencies in one small region, now, this tells you something.
Macau also boasts the fact that it takes more money per square mile than Las Vegas, so that puts it into context too! The Chinese government has been very strong in anti-corruption over the last two years, so, although this has affected gambling revenues, it’s still a force to be reckoned with.
Why Find Work in Macau
With growth comes opportunity. As a place known for its hospitality and entertainment industry, it is a popular job-seeking ground for those looking for advancement in these sectors. The openings of luxury hotels such as Wynn Palace and The Parisian (which also showcases the highest replica of the Eiffel Tower, outside of France) and world-class entertainment venues have demonstrated that Macau is now becoming the place to entertain and be entertained.
The newly opened Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge (HZMB), which is part of a strategy to link major economies in the Pearl River Delta area to create an economic hub, is set to be a driver in the economic development. The shorter commute time between cities is also seen as a pull factor for cross-border workers to work in Macau.
Besides, the income tax in Macau is relatively lower compared to other major cities in Asia; the tax rate is on a progressive scale, with a maximum rate of 12%.
Have I convinced you yet? For those looking for jobs in Macau, so they can grow their career and take advantage of the way this region is also growing, we have a number of great opportunities here with some fantastic clients in Macau. If you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact me and we can help take your career to the next level.