MGM Awarded ‘Hiring Disabled Staff Recognition Scheme’
Jul 26, 2017
[July 26, 2017, MACAU] MGM is proud to be awarded the biennial “Hiring Disabled Staff Recognition Scheme” organized by the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) and the Social Welfare Bureau (IAS) of the Macao SAR for the fifth time. This accolade not only recognizes MGM’s support in workplace diversity and inclusion, but also being an outstanding employer that welcomes disabled employees. At present, MGM has 38 employees with disabilities working in seven departments.
Besides providing career opportunities to local disabled community, MGM is also keen in developing youth with disabilities. For four straight years, MGM participated in the DSAL’s “Summer Work Experience Program 2017” designed specifically for secondary school students with disabilities, and welcomed four of them to work at Food & Beverage and Floral departments. Through this meaningful program, MGM hopes to provide the students the opportunity to gain practical work experience, while enabling them to become more confident in their capacities under the guidance of our seasoned team members.
Cherry Wong who is mobility impaired, works at MGM to support administrative needs of Food & Beverage department, under the Summer Work Experience Program. She said, “I was one of the winners of Macau Outstanding Teenager sponsored by MGM in 2016. It was when I started to learn that MGM is a caring company and therefore, I chose to start my internship here despite other opportunities. After immersing in its employer-friendly corporate culture over three weeks, I can assure that I have made the right choice.”
In addition to its excellence in promoting social inclusion, MGM garnered four awards earlier at “The 2nd Family-Friendly Employers Award Scheme” hosted by The Women’s General Association of Macau, underlying the Company’s pioneering role in creating a positive, family-friendly working environment that helps employees strike a good work-life balance. The accolades include “Family-Friendly Employer for Supporting Nursing Mothers,” “Family-Friendly Employer for Supporting Paid Paternity Leave,” “Excellent Family-Friendly Employer,” and “Excellent Family-Friendly Employer – Gold Award,” a recognition only received by two enterprises in Macau.
- MGM is awarded the “Hiring Disabled Staff Recognition Scheme” organized by DSAL and IAS of the Macao SAR for the fifth time. Ms. Wendy Yu, Senior Vice President of Human Resources (sixth from right), receives the award on behalf of MGM at the ceremony.
- MGM garnered four awards at “The 2nd Family-Friendly Employers Award Scheme” hosted by The Women’s General Association of Macau, recognizing the Company’s efforts in creating a positive, family-friendly working environment.
- Cherry Wong (second from left, front row) joined the “MGM Summer Internship Kickoff Ceremony 2017.”
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
Expected to open in Q4 of 2017, MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it plans to offer approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first private sector project ever to achieve the China Green Building (Macau) Design Label Certification.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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