News Release
Department of Labor and Employment
25 June 2020

BPO jobs await OFW returnees

Employment opportunities in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry await overseas Filipino worker returnees, especially those with background in the fields of information technology and healthcare, the labor department said.

This as DOLE and the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) collaborate to help the productive reintegration of OFWs and at the same time, fill the demand for additional manpower in the BPO industry.

Just this month, Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the labor department is seeing the resurgence of the BPO industry as the subsequent global recession will force the West to outsource more jobs in the industry, a good size of which will go to the Philippines.

In a virtual meeting Thursday, Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay welcomed IBPAP’s initiative and assured the labor department’s support to facilitate the matching between employers and jobseekers.

The labor department will provide the database of OFW returnees who are interested or who are qualified for the job vacancies.

Meanwhile, career marketing activities, initial screening, and job matching will be conducted by IBPAP from August to November.

Complementing this, Tutay said that the department is gearing towards virtual job caravans for easier matching between jobseekers and employers.

National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) OIC-Director Roel Martin said that the partnership will further help the DOLE attached agency in linking OFW returnees, and even their families, for possible employment.

He said among the agency’s partners in OFW reintegration are SITEL; the Department of Public Works and Highways and DMCI for Build Build Build projects; Mega Sardines; and Motolite. He also said OFW returnees are referred to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for retooling and upgrading of their skills.

IBPAP Executive Director for Talent Development Frankie Antolin said that despite the pandemic there are still numerous IT-BPM job vacancies because it encompasses the fields of contact center; animation and game development; global shared services; financial, IT, and HR shared services; software and IT outsourcing; and health information management system.

She added that OFW returnees have skill sets that are useful in performing jobs in the BPO industry.

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Trabaho sa BPO, naghihintay sa mga uuwing OFW

May naghihintay na oportunidad sa trabaho sa mga industriya ng business process outsourcing (BPO) para sa mga uuwing overseas Filipino worker, partikular sa mga mayroong karanasan sa information technology at healthcare, ayon sa Department of Labor and Employment.

Kasunod ito ng pagtutulungan ng DOLE at ng IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) upang umagapay sa produktibong reintegration ng mga OFW at mapunan ang demand para sa karagdagang manpower sa industriya ng BPO.

Nitong buwan, sinabi ni Secretary Silvestre Bello III na nakikita ng kagawaran ang pag-unlad sa industriya ng BPO dahil napipilitan ang ibang bansa na mag-outsource ng trabaho bunsod ng global recession, at malaking bilang rito ang mapupunta sa Pilipinas.

Sa isang virtual meeting nitong Huwebes, nagpasalamat si Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay sa inisyatibo ng IBPAP at tiniyak ang suporta ng DOLE upang mabilis na magkaroon ng ugnayan ang mga employer at jobseeker.

Maglalaan ang kagawaran ng database ng mga umuwing OFW na interesado o kuwalipikado para sa mga bakanteng trabaho.

Samantala, ang mga aktibidad para sa career marketing, initial screening, at job matching ay isasagawa ng IBPAP mula Agosto hanggang Nobyembre.

Upang mapaigting ang hakbangin, sinabi ni Tutay na ang kagawaran ay itutuon ang kanilang pansin sa pagsasagawa ng mga virtual job caravan upang mas mapadali ang pag-uugnayan ng mga jobseeker at employer.

Sinabi naman ni National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) OIC-Director Roel Martin na ang ugnayan ay makatutulong sa attached agency ng DOLE sa pagbibigay ng  job facilitation services sa  mga umuwing OFW at kanilang mga pamilya.

Wika pa niya, ang ilan sa mga katuwang ng ahensya sa OFW reintegration ay ang SITEL; Department of Public Works and Highways at DMCI para sa mga proyekto sa Build Build Build; Mega Sardines; at Motolite. Sinabi rin niya na ang mga umuwing OFW ay nai-refer sa Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) para sa retooling at paglinang ng kanilang mga kasanayan.

Ayon kay IBPAP Executive Director for Talent Development Frankie Antolin, sa kabila ng pandemya, marami pa ring bakanteng trabaho para sa IT-BPM dahil sakop nito ang mga sangay ng contact center; animation at game development; global shared services; financial, IT, at HR shared services; software at IT outsourcing; at health information management system.

Dinagdag pa niya na ang mga umuwing OFW ay mayroong mga kasanayan na lubos na makatutulong upang magampanan ang mga trabaho para sa industriya ng BPO.

END/aldm/ Paul Ang

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