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PM Announces BPO Projects to Create Thousands of New Jobs

The Government has signed off on a partnership for the development of a comprehensive business process outsourcing (BPO) campus on lands at Old Hope Road, St. Andrew.

The project entails 300,000 square feet of purpose-built BPO space, accompanying retail and medical facilities and other amenities.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, made the announcement during his contribution to the 2018/17 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 20.

He informed that the complex will provide approximately 4,000 new seats and 8,000 new, quality jobs.

“For strategic reasons, we are pushing that development. It could create a network, a new industry of economic activity, which would be very symbiotic with the universities, the various government agencies and the schools that are in that area,” he noted.

Turning to other BPO projects, Mr. Holness informed that a new 63,000-square foot facility has been constructed at the Montego Bay Free Zone.

Read the full article online on Jamaica Information Service.