*By Therese Tu
Gaming concessionaire Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) has announced a voluntary resignation plan will be launched, providing a one-off payment to eligible gaming employees.
The voluntary ‘New Life Starter Program’, scheme aims to “assist team members to explore their career goals, and start a new page of life again”, a Galaxy spokesperson told Macao Daily News.
According to a widely circulated online post, eligible GEG employees participating in the program can receive a minimum one-off severance package of MOP 270,000 , while director and manager level employees can be eligible for MOP380,000 and MOP520,000 one-off sum respectively.
In addition to the payment, participants of the program can also be entitled to voluntary provident fund scheme and additional compensation.
Application for the program will open from January 13 to 21, according to the online post.
In April 2021, GEG also launched a voluntary resignation plan that only allowed application from the directors and managers, with same amount of subsidy as this year.
Also, the “IR-LEAD” program launched by GEG on June 2021, sponsored local employees in the gaming sector to enrol in the professional certificate programs provided by the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies.