The Macao Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) has received in the first two months of the year more than 260 job matching registrations, which is five times more than the same period last year. Most of the 1,500 or so registrants across all of last year, were within the age group of 31 to 45 years. The top three most popular jobs to which applicants were matched were drivers, office workers and service workers. The FAOM added that some registrants were reluctant to change careers because they had misunderstood the proposed positions.
Lawmaker doubts gov’t advisor appointment
Sulu Sou believes that the government’s reply to his inquiry which mentioned capping the number of office consultants, did not sound convincing enough. Sou previously asked the government about the transparency of appointing office consultants for secretariats of senior officials. He also expressed worry that the system may cause redundancies, nepotism or pork barreling. The government stressed that current consultants all hold university degrees and have extensive work experience in the relevant fields.