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College casino courses do not guarantee jobs

Individuals who are thinking of taking training programmes offered by private colleges for casino-orientated vocations are advised that they are not guaranteed employment at the island’s first casino which is scheduled to open its doors in 2020.

“Any mention by private colleges of guaranteed and immediate employment at the casino are incorrect,” said Theodoros Kioutsoukis, Manager of Cyprus Phassouri (Zakaki) who with Melco are developing the resort casino to the west of Limassol.

Speaking on behalf of the consortium, Kioutsoukis clarified that the consortium was in no way involved with the colleges and that it would announce its employment plans gradually and in conjunction with the operation of the temporary and satellite casinos.

“The project will, without a doubt, be beneficial to the economy and will open employment opportunities,” said Kioutsoukis adding again that advertisements by colleges guaranteeing immediate employment by the casino were incorrect.

Approximately 4,000 people will be employed during the construction stage of the resort, while the resort itself, once operational will employ 2,400 permanent staff members.

Kioutsoukis revealed that the Labour Ministry had already requested from the consortium a list with the relevant qualifications required per job description for staffing the casino in order to, through the programmes run by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus, provide jobs for the unemployed.

On its part, the consortium has expressed that it aims to employ as many Cypriots as it possibly can

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