by: Karen Cayamanda
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | Outsourcing News |
After seeing a decrease in the number of job applicants in local outsourcing companies, the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental urged new graduates to apply in local firms instead of finding work in major locations such as Metro Manila or Cebu.
The BPO industry of the province has launched a campaign to cite the advantages of working locally. Suzanne Lu-Bascara of Spi Global based in Bacong town said while wages are higher in Manila or Cebu, it is still better to work in the province, considering that a BPO employee working in Manila would have to spend a big part of his/her salary on rent, food, and transportation.
It is estimated that the province needs more than 2000 full-time BPO employees this year. Dana Fortunato of BPO firm Student Universe said they need to get workers locally instead of looking for manpower outside the province. She added that the industry as well as local government units and schools must work together to meet the manpower needs of the province this year.
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