Jamaica’s Global Services Sector (GSS) is projecting 14,000 additional jobs in the local outsourcing industry by March 2020.
The projection was made by Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) Marketing Specialist, Cheryl Neufville-Crooks, on Monday, November 18.
Neufville-Crooks, who is tasked with the responsibility to rebrand the country’s GSS, outlined that more than 36,000 Jamaicans are currently employed in the sector.
“We are looking at 50,000 [jobs] by next March.”— Cheryl Neufville-Crooks
She said Jamaicans, and the country’s economy by extension, are now poised to reap even more benefits through the creation of these additional jobs.
“So, we are looking at 50,000 [jobs] by next March,” Neufville-Crooks pointed out.
She noted that in a major push towards this objective, the BPIAJ, in partnership with Compete Caribbean and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will, on Tuesday (November 19), offer 10 small operations in the local outsourcing industry the opportunity to benefit from the US$480,000 Global Services Sector – Moving Firms up the Value Chain Project. The event will be held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston, starting at 3 p.m.