by: Karen Cayamanda
Thursday, December 24, 2009 | Outsourcing News |
With the expected rise in the number of BPO locators in Iloilo City next year, Jessraf S. Palmares, Acting Chairman of the Iloilo Federation for Information Technology (IFIT), said the Philippine’s third New Wave City lacks enough space for outsourcing.
“We have no more developed sites for BPOs,” said Palmares in the recently concluded Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) Convergence 2009. “The four buildings which BPOs currently use are malls whose top floors had been converted into cyberparks.” He said they are encouraging the private sector to convert empty lots into cyberparks.
Palmares added that Iloilo produces 20,000 graduates annually, and they want to “bring the work where the talent is.” However, only 5,000 of the total number of graduates have taken IT and IT-related courses and the city needs more to meet the BPO demand. He said it is necessary to conduct training programs and train graduates to be more competent in web management and development.
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