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BPO JAMAICA: NEWS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018

T

HE GOVERNMENT of

Jamaica says it is

determined to maximise the

potential of the local business

process outsourcing (BPO) sector

to grow the economy and the

Government’s support was

evident at the recently held

Outsource2Jamaica Symposium

and Expo at the Montego Bay

Convention Centre with a number

of key members of the Andrew

Holness-led administration in

attendance.

The outsourcing sector

currently has a 26,000-strong

labour pool in approximately 50

BPO firms.

Speaking on day one of the

inaugural event, Marlene

Malahoo Forte, who represents St

James West Central and is the

country’s attorney general,

argued that outside of tourism,

BPO is the fastest-growing sector

in the west and it is attracting

some of the top professionals in

the country. She rubbished the

perception that the sector only

attracts low-skilled workers.

“There is also the perception

that these workers are paid

poorly, which also couldn’t be

further from the truth. The reality

is that the BPO sector has real

opportunities for professionals, in

particular for lawyers,

accountants, engineers, project

managers and information

technology professionals,” the

attorney general said.

Dr Andrew Wheatley, minister

of energy, science and

technology, was impressive in his

presentation on ‘Promoting

Inclusive Growth in the Digital

Economy – Tapping Into Higher-

Value Opportunities’ on day two,

Dr Andrew Wheatley, minister of science, energy and

technology.

Dr Horace Chang, minister of national security, and his daughter, Melissa (left), peruse a copy of

the O2J magazine with BPIAJ head Gloria Henry.

From left: Andrew Fazio of C & W Business; Gloria Henry; Marlene Malahoo Forte, attorney

general; Karl Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister; Kimberly Stiff,

assistant VP, Marketing Solutions; Maxine Burton; and Claudette Lindo pose for a photo op

during a stop at the Port Authority of Jamaica’s booth.

Strong support

fromGovernment

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