Bloomberry to hire 4,500 for PH casino-resort

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 20 2012 04:03 PM | Updated as of Jul 21 2012 12:08 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Port magnate Enrique Razon's Bloomberry Resorts Corp. says it will hire 4,500 workers for its new gaming hub Solaire Manila Resort & Casino in Entertainment City, Pasay.

A Bloomberg report said Bloomberry has already recruited 400 Filipinos working in casinos in Macau and Singapore, but still has to fill 150 management posts.

Estimates show casinos in the Philippines will employ some 40,000 Filipinos and attract a million more tourists a year.

The $1 billion Solaire Manila Resort & Casino is set to open by first quarter of 2013. - ANC