NAGA CITY --- The opening of a new business process outsourcing (BPO) firm in Naga City is seen to boost the latter’s “already booming economy,” the city’s chief executive said.
Naga City Mayor John Bongat graced the opening of Quantrics, a subsidiary of Canada’s biggest telco player, Bell, last January 31 at the Robinson’s Naga.
Mayor Bongat said that the BPO giant has 120 employees as of the opening day and will grow eventually in the next 15 months.
“Initially employing more than 120 young Bicolanos on opening day, coming mainly from Naga, CamSur, Legazpi and Albay, Sorsogon and Camarines Norte, Quantrics is the 5th major international BPO brand to set foot and operate in Naga and Metro Naga,” said Mayor Bongat.
Other BPOs already operating in Naga are IBM, Concentrix, Stellar and Sutherland.
“This new BPO player is set to employ an average of 100 new employees per month or a total of 1,500 new employees in the next 15 months,” Mayor Bongat claimed.
“This will definitely be a big boost to Naga’s already booming economy,” he added.
The mayor thanked the BPO firm for trusting the talents and skills of Bicolanos.
“Thanks to Quantrics and space provider Cybergate Naga at Robinsons Place Naga for their confidence in the capability of the local talent and economy to support and sustain their operations,” he said.
For mayor Bongat, the entry of another BPO firm in his city was a testament that “Naga continues to live up to its moniker as the country’s most competitive component city!”