Students, professionals urged to become home-based BPO workers

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has urged students and professionals to explore the opportunity of being a home-based business process outsourcing (BPO) workers. DICT program director for eInnovation, Emmy Lou Delfin, said the country’s IT-BPO industry is expected to generate USD25bn in revenues by the end of this year, creating 1.3 million direct jobs. About 40% of the jobs created this year are in the countryside. She added that 1.5 million Filipinos are currently engaged in home-based outsourcing, with freelancers earning from USD3 to USD5 an hour. In Naga City alone, Delfin revealed that the IT-BPO sector employs 4,500 people who earn a combined monthly income of P67.5m at an average monthly salary of P15,000.00 each.