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BPO Sector Becoming the Number One Source of Employment in Western Jamaica

The Business Process Outsourcing Sector (BPO) is fast becoming the number one source of employment, next to tourism in western Jamaica.

Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Mayor of Montego Bay, His Worship Homer Davis said the sector is now officially one of the main engines of economic growth and “is also a place where many young persons have been making something of their lives.”

For the past five years Jamaica’s BPO industry has experienced tremendous growth, with over 40 companies operating in the Information Communication Technology/BPO sector. Employment has moved from just around 12,000 persons in 2011 to about 17,000 at the end of 2014.

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