StarTek to hire another 1,000 employees for QC facility

Business Process Outsourcing services firm StarTek will recruit an additional 1,000 employees to support its brand new facility in Quezon City.

StarTek which operates a call center in Makati City since 2008 will have its second operation at the Eton Cyberpod Corithian business center up and running in the third quarter of this year.

StarTek said it has appointed industry veteran Rod Spires to lead operations at the new facility.

“We are excited to have an accomplished executive as managing director for our Ortigas site and we look forward to his contributions to our continued growth and success here in the Philippines,” said Larry Jones, President and CEO, StarTek.

The BPO industry is expected to expand significantly this year in terms of revenue and workforce as companies in the United States shift an increasing array of business processes offshore to facilitate recovery from the economic downturn that began in 2008.

Outgoing Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Peter Favila earlier said that the industry would employ more than 600,000 Filipinos by the end of this year. Last year, the BPO industry employed more than 400,000, according to the Business Processing Association of the Philippines.

StarTek is a leading provider of high-value business process outsourcing services and is a listed in the New York Stock Exchange.

Since 1987, StarTek has partnered with its clients to solve strategic business challenges, improve customer retention, increase revenue, and reduce costs through an improved customer experience.

StarTek services include customer care, sales support, complex order processing, accounts receivable management, technical support, and other industry-specific processes.

It is headquartered in Denver, Colorado and operates 18 facilities in North America and the Philippines.

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