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Foreign workers in Macau
Transcript of Foreign workers in Macau
Costs of more import workers
Effects of Foreign Workers
Benefits of more import workers
Monday, April 28, 2014
Disadvantages outweigh advantages
Lower wage rate
lower work opportunities
Low opportunities of promotion
High housing prices
Foreign workers in Macao
A foreign worker is a person who works in a country where he or she is not a citizen. They work in that country with more preferred job prospects than their home country.
Foreign Workers in Macao
Population: 598,200 people
( 16,200 people)
Total labour force: 379,000
Number of foreign workers: 135,886 people
( 25,334 people)
Unemployment rate: 1.7%
Lack of skilled labour
Participate in unfavourable kind of work
Unemployment: low 1.7%
Skilful worker: low
Lower level of income
Average income for middle-aged group is low($12,300)
Living standard of living
Remit money back to their own country
Spend on training
Soothe high housing price problems (High density)
Foreign workers’ gathering
Cost of training
May need to provide housing
Effects on Macau Economy
New Production methods
More innovation and production methods
Increase long term competitiveness
Foreign labour with higher skill levels (talented individuals)
encourage the local labour to learn and improve as to become more competitive.
High housing prices
Lower labour wage
Lower opportunities in promotion
Supply of labour increase while demand stays the same
Lower the wage rate
lower living standard
Large-scaled companies like Sands and Wynn, they employ foreign workers for management posts.
Local workers may stay in small posts, like dealers.( low skill, high paid)
Mainly from mainland (63%)
Indonesia, Thailand and
Domestic helper and other services.
For manufacturing industry, salary 32% than Macau citizens
For servicing, salary 30% than Macau citizens
Reasons for hiring foreign workers
Lack of labour and skilled labour
Hotels and restaurats
High dangerous grass-roots work
( Minimum Wage $18- $26)
Meagan Chan, Tina Chiu, Josephine Kong, Rainie Ng