DOLE: More BPO Jobs after Rejection of Anti-outsourcing Bill
by: Sarah Joson
Thursday, August 02, 2012
According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, the recent rejection of the anti-outsourcing bill in the US could result to more job opportunities in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector for the Filipinos.
She added that as long as the ICT-BPO industry continues to grow, more jobs will be created for those who are actively seeking employment. Furthermore, she said that by 2016, jobs in the sector would likely increase more than two-fold, reaching 1.3 million. The industry currently employs more than 600,000 individuals.
By means of a voting process in the US Senate, the bill, which aims to stop US-based companies that are subcontracting jobs offshore from receiving government grants, was rejected with results of 56-42.