Gaming company lay-offs; Govt. sets up helpline

The Government has set up a dedicated helpline to assist laid-off employees as a result of the Evolution Gaming restructuring.

The Ministry for Economy and Industry issued a statement explaining that Evolution Gaming has acquired NetEnt. This led to the closure of some business lines in Malta and elsewhere.

Employees who are laid off with immediate effect may register for employment through the Jobsplus dedicated portal. Furthermore,  a dedicated helpline has also been set up on 22201251 to assist affected persons. Further arrangements have also been done for JobsPlus to offer a purposely set-up job matchmaking support service to the affected persons. JobsPlus officials are in touch with the company management to coordinate this service directly.

Gaming Malta Foundation is also currently in talks with other gaming operators who have readily available job opportunities for affected persons.