Socialized housing for BPO workers eyed

The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) is studying the possibility of introducing a socialized housing program for workers in the business process outsourcing (BPO). SHDA board member Sol Lagmay said the group is studying the employment structure of BPO employees to provide them with the housing program. She said the BPO sector is a big sector in the industry that needs housing. One of the challenges, however, is the lack of security of tenure of BPO employees because most of them do not stay that long in their job, Lagmay said. She added that the SHDA Manila plans to create a mechanism that will protect BPO employees.