Ilocos Norte intensifies efforts to attract BPO firms

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said her administration is making intensive efforts to attract business process outsourcing (BPO) firms to invest in the province. Marcos stressed that BPO companies will raise the number of available jobs in Ilocos Norte and that Ilocos Norte has wide availability of a talented and skilled workforce that makes the province an ideal BPO investment location. Major BPO firms Accenture and Expert Global Solutions have already established offices in Ilocos Norte, creating a total of 6,500 jobs for Ilocanos. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has recognized Ilocos Norte for its outstanding potential as the country’s alternative hub of Information Technology–Business Process Management (IT-BPM).