OUTSOURCING firm Teleperformance Philippines (TP) has launched an office in General Santos City, its 24th in the country, with a Cloud Campus microsite which supports work-from-home employees.
TP, in a statement on Tuesday, said the new site will open more jobs for residents in the city and in the neighboring province of South Cotabato.
“Teleperformance targets to employ more than 1,000 team members in General Santos and other neighboring provinces through this microsite,” the company said.
“TP also hopes to contribute to the capability building and economic growth of the province. Like other sites, the TP Cloud Campus General Santos Microsite will have a fully functional recruitment center to process job applicants,” it added.
TP Chief Executive Officer Francisco P. Lara acknowledged the support of the local government, and local business and industry organizations in setting up the GenSan business site, the company’s third in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.
The first two are located in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Davao.
“We’re all presenting a commitment that if you know someone that needs a job and they want a great place to work, we will find an opportunity for them to have an excellent job within Teleperformance,” he said.
TP said the expansion in GenSan is also part of the company’s support to the Digital Cities 2025 program of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
“The ecosystem (in General Santos City) is very, very, ripe for new beginnings. Here, I have seen so much adaption of digital solutions. It’s just a matter of time — and the right time is now with the coming of Teleperformance,” DICT Undersecretary Jocelle Batapa-Sigue is quoted in the company statement.
The Digital Cities program aims to create over 100,000 local jobs in identified cities and provinces by 2025.
GenSan Mayor Lorelie Geronimo-Pacquiao said TP’s physical site is a major boost to the city’s goal of developing its local information technology-business process outsourcing industry.
GenSan and South Cotabato are within the SOCCSKSARGEN region, a major producer of agricultural export commodities such as tuna, coconut, and fruits. — MSJ