Enjoy the benefits of working abroad while living in the Philippines. The IT-BPO industry is your ticket to a global career.
ABOUT THE INDUSTRY
The Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP), the umbrella organization for the IT-BPO (information technology and business process outsourcing) and GIC (Global In-House Center) industry in the Philippines, forecasts IT-BPO to grow up to US$25 billion and direct employment of 1.3 million by 2016. The Philippines is the number one global destination for voice BPO, and number two for non-voice, complex services, which are the fastest-growing segments of the industry today. These services range from engineering and project management to risk management to application development. In all, the industry is composed of more than 20 distinct segments.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
The Philippine IT-BPO industry grew 24% in 2011 to more than US$11 billion. This fast-growing industry offers rewarding global opportunities to Filipinos to work abroad while living in the Philippines. Because non-voice, complex services are the fastest-growing segments of the industry, IT-BPO is generating global jobs for virtually everyone. And not just in major urban areas. IT-BPO companies are present in every region of the Philippines. Davao, Laguna, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cavite, Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Malolos, Baguio, and Dumaguete, are fast-emerging Next Wave CitiesTM that are fast becoming IT-BPO hubs in their own right. Whatever you do; wherever you are, there?s a job waiting for you.
ABOUT THE TALENT
Meeting the incredible demand for talent has become a challenge for the IT-BPO industry. The Business Processing Association of the Philippines is undertaking a number of initiatives–with government, the academe, and the industry itself–to address this challenge. One of these initiatives is this Career Portal, which is meant to increase awareness of the opportunities the industry provides professionals, and to connect them to more than 700 employers. The portal, Work Abroad Live Here, provides a digital venue to bridge the gap between IT-BPO companies and job-seekers. Between now and 2016, the industry will grow from 640,000 professionals to more than 1.3 million. They will work in finance and accounting, health care, engineering, marketing, creative services and many other global, complex and rewarding jobs.