I went to Macau as a tourist and ventured to look for a job. It was a fun experience wandering around this new place, trying to explore the various attractive spots, and at the same time looking for opportunities to start a career.
There are a lot of reasons that people work in Macau. Mainly because it is accessible from the Philippines and other neighboring countries like Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam. It is an open country, which means that you are only required a passport to get here.
For some Filipinos, it is more convenient to go to Macau and look for a job under a tourist visa compared to enduring the exhausting application process if you desire to work across the Pacific Ocean.
While others would consider their Macau-job-hunting as a fun and fulfilling experience while on a tourist visa; unfortunately, it was a nightmare to some. Perhaps because some employers and local job agencies take advantage of these vulnerable applicants by charging unreasonable agency fees and exposing them to potential domestic abuses, for those who work as domestic house helpers and babysitter.
The Philippine Consulate in Macau discourages Filipinos to gamble in Macau job-hunting under a tourist visa. The reason is that the Macau authorities are vigilant in apprehending job applicants who are on a tourist visa.
Now, you might be losing your hope of starting a career in Macau, but because you also do not like to undergo the complicated processing of applications in the Philippines, doesn’t mean that your only choice is to settle for a local job.
Here’s good news! It is true that most of the OFW’s (Overseas Filipino Workers) in Macau landed a job while they’re visiting the country, but there are also many non-Filipino workers who applied through local recruitment centers in the Philippines and directly sent job applications to various companies in Macau via the internet.
Just like them, you can also try applying online! Here are some of the famous job sites and company career sites.
- Jobs 853
- Hello Jobs
- Sands China
- Wynn Resorts
- MGM Careers
- Galaxy Entertainment Group
- Melco Crown Entertainment
Aside from these career sites, you can also submit your resumes directly to the e-mails of the human resource department of companies, hotels and casinos in Macau.
Here is an email list of some Human Resource Centers in Macau:
Disclaimer: This email list is generated through kind recommendation of OFWs who are currently working in Macau. They landed their job by applying through these emails. We are not related or linked to any of these companies.
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You knew that it is more convenient and cheaper by just visiting Macau and look for a job, but this will also you make you vulnerable to abuse if you play it by ear.
Macau is a great place to build your career abroad – this country is easily accessible to neighboring countries, the pay is good, and the culture is beautiful. So applying for a job online is your best option to land a credible job in Macau.