LAOAG CITY – One of the leading Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firms, Expert Global Solutions (EGS), finally opens its facility in Barangay 1, San Francisco, San Nicolas that can accommodate 1,500 jobs in its full capacity on April 26.
In her speech during the inaugural ceremony, Governor Imee Marcos recognized the commitment of EGS led by its President and Country Head Bong Borja to the province as well as the positive social impact of having quality jobs in Ilocos Norte.
“The entry of the BPO sector here is truly inspiring because … Ilocanos have traveled throughout the world only to look for jobs, leaving their families… There is the real benefit EGS is giving us today, and that is the social and psychological benefit of staying home. You are keeping Ilocano families together, that we could stay home.”
Borja said that the company chose to open a site in Ilocos Norte because of the abundance of Ilocano talent and the provincial government’s relentless support.
“The provincial government of Ilocos Norte is as committed as EGS to making sure that our operation here becomes successful,” he said during a press conference, adding that they will continue partnering with universities in the province to fill the seats.
He added that the employees of EGS are provided with a world class skill aside from a competitive salary, benefits and incentives.
Marcos hopes that the investment growth in Ilocos Norte will further boost economic development as more local businesses are expected to flourish in the area including cafés and restaurants.
Since 2012, Governor Marcos pledged to create more quality jobs for Ilocanos through the provincial government’s Task Force Trabaho.
She then started her aggressive campaign in attracting BPO companies and has successfully drawn the interests of EGS and Accenture, one of the world’s largest management consulting, technology services and outsourcing companies, which opened on March 4, 2016.
EGS has opened its temporary facility at the Centennial Arena in Laoag City last 2014 which initially offered hundreds of jobs to Ilocanos.—(From a report of Jennifer T. Pambid, PGIN-CMO)