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Outsourcing can earn US$1b annually — Jamaica lags behind Uruguay

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Anupam Govil, outsourcing consultant, thinks Jamaica could more than double its business process outsourcing (BPO) earnings to US$1 billion ($115b) annually, provided the island offers higher skills solutions for clients.

It comes as Government seeks to double industry jobs to 34,000 in five years amid a global shift for higher skilled services.

“Easily, I believe Jamaica can have a US$-billion industry in the next three to five years. That will not only come from growth in numbers but jobs that give greater yield,” he told a panel discussion at the Jamaica Investment Forum 2015 held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James on Thursday.

Published in the Observer
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