Bacolod city gov’t eyeing 3,000 more call center jobs thru partnership with firm
BACOLOD CITY, Dec. 27 (PNA) — The city government here is eyeing to provide 3,000 more call center jobs for Bacolodnons through its partnership with the Panasiatic Solutions Inc.’s Barangay Achieve program.
Councilor Ricardo Tan, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod committee on cooperatives and livelihood, said in a report Tuesday that the Barangay Achieve will link residents with the call center company for possible employment.
“Aside from providing livelihood, this can also help pump prime the city’s economy,” he added.
Panasiatic Solutions Inc. is working with the city government once again to source employees after the decreasing pool of call center talents here in recent years.
Panasiatic recruitment manager Alain Fideles Pilar had earlier said the number of applicants has dropped from an average of 100 per day in the past to only about 40 applicants at present.
He added that since the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector industry is still growing, they also need to expand.
Panasiatic noted that migration and change in career path contributed to lack of talents, and implementation of the K to 12 program of the Department of Education also added to the problem.
Through the Barangay Achieve, the company is collaborating with barangay officials to source from their respective areas residents who are not qualified but have the potential for a call center job.
They will be trained under several modules to become qualified.
Applicants must be 18 to 50 years old, and should be high school graduates with NC II certificate from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.(PNA)