Telecom operator Digicel is offering its employees a bonus package under its voluntary separation programme (VSP), which is open for two weeks, According to a report by the Jamaican Observer, permanent, temporary and part-time employees are eligible to receive enhanced packages based on years of service as well as extended health cover, pro rata bonuses and career change advisory sessions.
The move is aimed at driving efficiencies and maximising performance following the integration of the Jamaican Claro operations into the company, said Digicel, noting that the programme is being initiated as the company diversifies from being a pure mobile service provider into offering customers options that include 4G mobile, cloud computing and, soon, mobile financial services.
In a statement, Digicel Jamaica CEO, Mark Linehan, said that with progress comes change — but their commitment to delivering an excellent service to their valued customers remains the same. Now is the time to review operations to ensure they are well positioned to meet the opportunities that are ahead of them and that they have the right people with the right skills in the right jobs.
He added that since launching here in Jamaica in 2001, the business has grown and developed hugely. From their origins as a pure mobile service provider, today they are evolving into a full service converged communications provider.