In services sector, over 100,000 jobs open—BPAPBy Riza T. Olchondra
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The services sector, considered to be the main growth driver of the Philippine economy today, just got bigger with the opening of a portal that promised 100,000 new jobs, according to the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP).
The group aims to generate 120,000 jobs this year to meet its target of employing 1.3 million Filipinos by 2016.
New graduates and professionals who want to find rewarding careers need not look far as opportunities in the industry are now available through the career portal “Work Abroad. Live Here (www.workaboardlivehere.com),” BPAP said in a statement.
“We’ve received a very positive response from online jobseekers. Many of them are actively seeking jobs relevant to a wide range of disciplines,” BPAP president and CEO Benedict C. Hernandez said.
BPAP senior executive director Gillian Virata said many are unaware that IT-BPO spans more than 20 different functional and vertical segments. Last year, the sector employed more than 640,000 Filipinos, and generated revenue worth $11 billion.
“New graduates and established professionals don’t have to go abroad for international, well-paying jobs,” Virata said.” Our objective is to increase visibility of the industry here and the opportunities it offers, so that Filipinos will know how to find these great jobs.”
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