3 more BPO firms to open in Davao this year

Subscribe Now April 26, 2013 at 07:22am

THREE more business process outsourcing companies are set to open in Davao City this year and are expected to generate 20,000 to 25,000 jobs.

Gil Dureza, chief of the Board of Investments-Davao Extension, said these BPO companies announced their intention to expand their operations in the city last year. He refused to identify these BPO firms due to confidentiality.

The BPO industry has been highlighted in the recent Regional Update of Philippine Development Plan as one of major drivers for growth, particularly on job generation.

ICT-Davao executive vice president Bert Barigga said that BPOs employed a total of 16,000 last year.

With the entry of three more big players in the industry, Dureza said "this will help jobseekers in the city and neighboring areas to get employed."

Barriga, for his part, assured that Davao Region has immense pool of talents and a track record of qualified call center agents.

ICT-Davao is eyeing to generate 30,000 jobs for Dabawenyos by 2016.

It is expected that there will be more job opportunities from the IT sector as the industry will provide space for healthcare and nursing professionals.

Currently, the city has call center facilities operated by Sitel, Callboy, People Support,Callbox, Etelecare, Concentrix, Synex, Gcom/Cybercity, Western Watts, Surecruit, Global Connect, Global-X, Callwell, Sixeleven, Qualiserv, Quantum Information Systems, Hubport Interactive and IDX Web designs.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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