Cebu City among Top BPO Destinations in the World

On April 8, 2013, in Outsourcing, by Business Development Group
Cebu City among Top BPO Destinations in the World

It is not strange to learn that Cebu City is one of the top BPO destinations in the world. In fact, by the end of 2012, Cebu has over 100 BPO companies.

Cebu City, as reported by investment advisory firm Tholons, ranks as the 8th most preferred BPO destination for 2013; one step higher than last year’s report. It is not strange to learn that Cebu City is one of the top BPO destinations in the world. In fact, by the end of 2012, Cebu has over 100 BPO companies, most of which are located in Cebu I.T. Park and Cebu Business Park.

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“This means Cebu City continually displays its great competency in the global outsourcing industry,” said Cebu Investment and Promotions Center (CIPC) managing director Joel Mari S. Yu, further pointing out this improvement is a big thing for Cebu. According to Yu, foreign businesses are attracted to Cebu for a lot of reasons. He cited that workers here are appealing because many of them can perform complex business tasks.

Cebu Educational Development Foundation for Information Technology Inc. (Cedf-it) executive director Jun Sa-a said Cebu deserves to be promoted in the 2013 Tholons list as it has proven it could scale and improve the quality of its manpower.

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Availability and quality of workers were among the criteria in selecting the top outsourcing destinations. CIPC estimates that there are about 95,000 people employed in the BPO industry in Cebu. Furthermore, there is an average of 24,000 new graduates from the different colleges and universities yearly; thereby, more and more skilled young people sign up for work in outsourcing companies which continue to build the reputation of Cebu as a leading destination for business process outsourcing. Additionally, Cebu doesn’t only cater to business matters. It’s a tourist hot spot as well; a very appealing deal to most foreign investors.

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