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Pharma Company Bioprist Buys Former Jockey Factories For BPO Operation

Hanover is to get its first business process outsourcing (BPO) operation, with the potential of creating jobs for about 2,000 persons by 2016. The announcement was made by pharmaceutical company Bioprist, the new owner of the former Jockey factories that are located at Lucea and Sandy Bay. Both facilities, totalling around 144,000 square feet and sited on a combined 30 acres of land, housed garment factories that closed down five years ago when Jockey International pulled out of Jamaica. Bioprist's managing director, Guna Muppuri, a medical doctor, said he would first commission the Bioprist Knowledge Parks at the larger of...

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Inside BPO Call Centres: Uncertainty Looms - Politicians' Hopes Of Boosting Employment Through Call Centres Could Flop

BPO Industry Call Center Employment

During the recent election campaign period, both the then governing People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) pointed to the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector as an area which would provide thousands of jobs over the next five years. The JLP had promised that the sector would deliver 75,000 jobs while the PNP said BPOs would provide a big portion of the 100,000 jobs it expected to be created over five years if it was returned to power. But now, industry sources are warning that even if the sector provides some jobs, high turnover, low wages and...

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Gov’t lauded for support of BPO sector

ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – President of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Yoni Epstein, has lauded the Government for its support of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector, and the impact this is having on its growth and development. He said that he attended Parliament on March 17 to hear the Prime Minister’s Budget presentation and “I must commend her outstanding mention of the BPO sector, which continues to show that the Government is in full support of the sector.”  Epstein, who was among presenters at a recent BPO-focused forum, put on by the Montego Bay Free...

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