Galaxy Entertainment has earlier launched a voluntary resignation scheme for its casino employees – the first local gaming operator to do so in a bid to tackle manpower redundancy in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic – and now Melco Resorts and Entertainment has followed suit. The company, which owns City of Dreams, Studio City and Altira Macau, has announced that it would be offering attractive and flexible compensation packages to its casino employees who choose to resign or take long-term leave on a voluntary basis.
Under Melco’s voluntary resignation scheme, employees are entitled to a maximum of 12 months’ salary in compensation, which is one month less than the compensation offered by Galaxy. Besides voluntary resignation, the firm offers its employees the option of long-term leave: for those who are willing to take 6-12 months’ leave, they will be able to get a monthly allowance of 40% of their monthly salary; for those who are willing to take 13-18 months’ leave, they will be able to get a monthly allowance of 55% of their monthly salary. During long-term leave, employees are free to take up other work and to pursue their dreams; upon completion of long-term leave, employees may choose to return to their original posts.
Melco has declined to reveal the number of employees who are interested in the above voluntary schemes or the positions covered by the schemes. But it reiterated that the schemes were mainly designed to help employees explore other opportunities and realise their life goals.
The voluntary resignation scheme launched by Galaxy earlier is open for applications by managers and floor supervisors of the gaming department only.