PGMA inaugurates ICT firm, attains 500,000 worker goal

January 14, 2010 10:45 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — There are now more than 500,000 ICT (information communications technology) workers in the country.

On Thursday, WNS First Global Delivery Center in the Philippines inaugurated its facility at the Eastwood Cyber City in Libis, Quezon City, and announced it had increased the number of its workforce to 1,100 employees.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who cut the ceremonial ribbon, had set the 500,000 mark and proceeded to attain the goal by creating the cyber corridor super region that cuts across Baguio to Clark to Metro Manila, to Cebu to Davao.

The firm’s expansion has enabled the current administration to reach that milestone.

"Half a million of nine million new jobs is certainly a substantial result," the President remarked during the ceremony.

Prabhakar Bisen, president and CEO of WNS Philippines, said the country is "one of the most exciting destinations" for BPOs and call centers. He added that all this was the result of the foresight and hard work of the current administration.

In early 2008, WNS formed WNS Philippines as a joint venture with Advanced Contact Solutions Inc., a pioneer and leader in BPO services and customer care in the Philippines.

The BPO Association of the Philippines had projected the expansion of the BPO industry to a million jobs this year, with the physical infrastructure in place. (PNA)



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