Davao City job market gets a boost as four business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, with a combined capacity of 3,500 seats are heading to the city as part of their expansion plans in 2015, according to the National Economic and Development Authority.
“Several other big players in the BPO industry are also putting up shop in Davao, which bodes very well for our employment targets and statistics, since this sector is anticipated to provide more quality jobs this year. In fact, there will also be four BPO companies that will put up shop in Davao City, with a combined 3,500 seats,” said Maria Lourdes D. Lim, Neda-Davao director, during her recent regional economic report.
However, the names of companies cannot be disclosed at the moment, says Lizabel G. Holganza, president of National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) to reporters at the sidelines of the General Membership Meeting of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (Cancham) at a local hotel on Thursday.
Holganza said it is a rule for incoming investors who do not wish their identities be revealed until they have signed a ontract.
Both Lim and Holganza agreed that the recent developments in Davao’s BPO industry indicate growing confidene and interest in the city as destination for call center business.
While newcomers who made visits to the city have expressed willingness to establish shop, existing players have expanded their turf as well.
Sutherland Global Services recently announced that it is looking into expanding manpower from around 2,000 to some 3,000 by the end of 2015, 700 of which will be hired in the first quarter.