Davao eyes 66,000 full-time BPM employees in 3 years

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-Davao says the sector aims to produce 66,000 full time business process management (BPM) jobs in three years, or double the current 33,000 employees because of incoming potential BPO locators in the city. Samuel Matunog, ICT-Davao president, said the industry aims to double the number of BPM employees within three years, especially now that Davao has been recognized as one of the few cities in the Philippines to be awarded with a Center of Excellence Award, one of the top next wave cities, and is a Top 10 Emerging Next Wave Cities for IT-BPM Operations. These accolades will entice BPO locators to Davao City, Matunog said. The city’s BPO sector started the year 2015 with 20,000 jobs and ended the year with some 70% growth to 33,000 jobs.