US$480,000 Project To Support Growth Of Small BPO Operations

A US$480,000 project aimed at strengthening the local outsourcing industry by enabling small operations to move up the value chain is being endorsed by the Government.

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Pearnel Charles Jr., said that the Jamaica Global Services Sector (GSS) – Moving Firms up the Value Chain Project is a critical investment that will grow the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector and create more high level jobs for young people.

 He was speaking at the launch of the project on Wednesday (August 14) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) headquarters in St. Andrew. 

 Minister Charles Jr. noted that the initiative, which involves partnership between the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility (CCPF) and the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), is in keeping with the Administration’s commitment to support expansion of the BPO sector by assisting small, local firms.