Global Healthcare BPO Revenue to Hit USD7bn in 2018
The company also stressed that the Philippines is now the preferred offshore location for clinical healthcare business process services in the world. The overwhelming availability of local medical talent buoys the country’s popularity as a healthcare BPO destination.
BPOs Remain Top Source of Fresh Graduate Jobs
The country’s BPO industry took the lion’s share of the available employment opportunities for fresh graduates even as law, healthcare and journalism have overtaken IT as the top payers for fresh graduates. In terms of fresh graduate jobs offered, BPO is followed by retail and real estate, which accounted for 2% and 1.5% of total jobs available, respectively, according to the report.
IT-BPM Jobs Support Higher Employment in Central Visayas
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 7 director Exequiel Sarcauga attributed the latest development to many factors, including the region’s ability to generate employment opportunities. Sarcauga said the prevailing in-demand jobs in the region are from the services sector including those in hotels, restaurants, and the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) sector.
ASEAN-China Tourism Cooperation to Boost PH BPO Sector
He said tourism could boost the Philippines’ trade export, agriculture, transportation, logistics and BPO sectors. China is emerging as one of the preferred destinations for the outsourcing industry. ASEAN member economies include the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia. The Philippines is currently the rotating chairman of the ASEAN.
ICC Officers to be Inducted in June
The council will support the innovation industry of Cebu, according to CCCI President Melanie Ng. The idea was to gather all information and communications technology (ICT) players together, considering that the industry is an economic driver of Cebu, Ng added. Around 20 local ICT players, representing different industry sub-sectors, form the ICC’s executive board.