​A boost for local employment with the growth of integrated resorts
PUBLISHED ON 04 Apr 2019
The expansion of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and Marina Bay Sands (MBS) will create up to 5,000 new jobs and benefit local businesses, including small and medium enterprises, the Government said. 

This comes after the announcement of the investment of $9 billion in the integrated resorts (IRs), to build new world-class attractions, as well as new spaces for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. 

Both IRs already directly employ more than 20,000 workers, of which more than 65 per cent are Singaporeans.

Of the 5,000 new jobs that will be created, two-thirds are expected to be filled by locals in areas such as marketing, attractions, event operations and hospitality.

The IRs’ investments will also enhance the vibrancy and tourism appeal of Singapore and it is expected to bring in more than half a million additional visitors annually.

To minimise the social impact of problem gambling, the Government will implement further pre-emptive measures through an increase in the casino entry levies for Singaporeans. The Ministry of Social and Family Development will also work closely with the IRs to promote responsible gambling.