BPO career and business opportunities for Zamboanga City PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 September 2012 09:59

Do you need to work outside of Zamboanga City to look for a high paying job with better benefits after graduation or if you’re looking for another job? What course should local school offers that will supply the demand of the future? And for business people, what are the new business ventures in Zamboanga City that will give them a return of higher profit?

The answers to these questions and other related inquiries is what the Zamboanga ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Council in partnership with RITECC-9 (Regional Information Technology and E-Commerce Committee IX (RITECC 9)  aims to get during 2012 ZamPen ICT Conference & Trade Exhibit : An ICTO Roadshow  with the theme :“Harnessing ICT for Smarter Countryside” on September 26, 2012 at Grand Astoria Hotel.

This business event will explain in simple terms how BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) can improve the social and economic profile of our city in a few years time. BPO, hailed as the biggest business sunshine of the Philippines, will entice local and foreign investments to our city while generating different job and business opportunities, and connecting our city to the world all at the same time.

The Department of Science and Technology – Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) through the ICT Industry Development Group (IIDG), in partnership with its key stakeholders, the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), is conducting this road show nationwide.  And fortunately, Zamboanga City, made it to their list of priority areas because it possess all the criteria to host BPO operations. This means, our beloved city can be the next ICT Hub of Mindanao following the success of the BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) business in Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City.

The different business sectors of our city (manufacturing, processing, banking, real estates, accounting including hospital health care services including the media industry) are invited to attend this business event and learn what are the business opportunities it can bring with big ROI (return of investment) to investors, Zambo ICT president Louell Saavedra explained. Aside it will boom the real estate industry; it will rise up other business that will cater to the needs of BPO. Local companies will also learn how BPO can make their business grow. Business owners together with their IT people and accountants must not miss this, Saavedra emphasized.

The educational sector is highly encouraged to attend it also to find out the major role schools will play in the growing BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) industry. High school and higher education institutions owners as well their school administrator together with student leaders and presidents of PTA (Parents and Teachers Association) and guidance counselors must attend it. They will know what courses to offer and how to improve their present curriculum, RITECC-9 Chair Mau Bello said.

This business event is fully supported by DOST, TESDA, CHED, DOLE, NCC, and the local City Government. This industry will forge a stronger private-public partnership. 

Aside from call centers, find out what is store for our city by the BPO industry and how we can be part of the projected US $50 billion by 2016 that can generate more than 300,000 jobs. China and most Asian economies are now feeling the pinch of slow export growth according to BBC Business Analysis Rico Hizon. But, he said, the Philippines is excelling in one area of the services sector and that's business outsourcing.

The One-Day ICT Conference Proper has no registration fee (contact Jill at 991-1024 or Christine at 992-2878) except for the separate sessions of  Animation Forum - P250 (to cover lunch and snacks – contact Maui or Aileen at 991-0871 local 2281), Blogging and Social -P100 (for snacks –contact Nor or Phillip at 991-2956 or 992-3309), and Technical Workshop – P1,500 (for early registration and P2,000 for late registration – contact Rose or Mau at 991-0959). The Kapihan Session for those interested in ICT investments/business is free (contact Joseph or Candy at 990-1009).

Registration is limited. Call now or miss the opportunity to work or do business in the Billion US $ Dollars industry.

By Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Monday, 17 September 2012 10:19