Cigarette giant JTI to open regional service hub in Manila

Geneva-based cigarette giant Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is opening a regional business service hub in Metro Manila, with plans to hire at least 350 people in the next three years.

The firm said the new service hub will be located in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, one of the IT and outsourcing hubs in the country. The Manila service hub will enable JTI to increase operational efficiency by streamlining activities, harmonising business processes and sharing best practices across the 130 countries in which the company operates.

JTI Philippines president John Freda said this new development is proof of the company’s confidence in the Philippine market. JTI is the international tobacco division of Japan Tobacco, a leading international tobacco product manufacturer.

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