3,000+ jobs to be created – TelePerformance Guyana to expand operations

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TelePerformance Guyana, Luis Barreto revealed that the company is preparing to create over 3,000 jobs for Guyanese over the next few years.

This was revealed during a visit to the company’s Camp Street Head office by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan.

The CEO disclosed that the company is in the process of expanding its operations. In this regard, he gave a brief overview of the decision to expand saying that Guyana is an ideal location for the company. In years come, he said, Guyana is well positioned to become an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hub for the Caribbean.

“What we’ve found in Guyana is that the neutral accent is very easy on the North American ear, so it makes it very easy to communicate,” he said, adding that with the newly constructed terminals at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the country has become more accessible allowing for major clients to come into the country, thereby opening windows of opportunity for investments.
“You have a beautiful, newly redesigned international terminal which has really facilitated our ability to grant VIP access to our VIP clients to show them that Guyana does have that modern approach to international travel as well as to international executives.”

The company has a permanent staff complement in addition to a larger seasonal workforce but the CEO said his company intends to expand to accommodate year-round permanent employees.

The new facility is expected to have approximately 1,600 work stations, each allowing for two workers. This will create some 3,200 new jobs, not only at an entry level, but at supervisory and management levels as well.

“Our goal is to get to 2,000 this year, and probably 3,000 jobs by next year. That’s why we’re already out here looking for another building and already expanding this building.”

Minister Jordan stated that the impressive growth of the company reflects growing confidence in the country’s economy.

“The number of employees hired is quite impressive; only the agriculture sector will rival these numbers.”

The minister reiterated the Government’s support of the company’s decision to create the environment for permanent work for Guyanese.

Source: Nikosi Bruce – DPI

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