Negros group seeks increase in hireability rate

The Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information Communications Technology (BNEFIT) is appealing to the educational sector to help train, develop and grow local talent to improve student’s hireability as BPO workers. BNEFIT executive director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue stressed the importance of further developing local talent if they are to achieve the region’s target of 60,000 jobs by 2022. The local BPO industry currently employs about 30,000 jobs, which is targeted to grow to 35,000 by the end of the year. The Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information Communications Technology (BNEFIT) is appealing to the educational sector to help train, develop and grow local talent to improve student’s hireability as BPO workers. BNEFIT executive director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue stressed the importance of further developing local talent if they are to achieve the region’s target of 60,000 jobs by 2022. The local BPO industry currently employs about 30,000 jobs, which is targeted to grow to 35,000 by the end of the year.

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