Career portal ‘Work Abroad, Live Here’ launched

Posted at 04/13/12 8:56 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Job hunters now have the option of finding great jobs in the IT-BPO industry without having to go abroad.

A new career portal "Work Abroad, Live Here" has been launched to provide information about global job opportunities in the industry.

“We have jobs for animators, game developers, IT professionals, software developers, financial analysts, accountants, doctors and nurses, and many other professionals,” said Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) president and CEO Benedict Hernandez.

Hernandez said many do not know where to look for jobs that allow them to work in a global environment while living in the Philippines.
“The career portal is intended for students, fresh graduates, young professionals, and experienced workers who want to work for world-renowned companies that provide their workforces financially and professionally rewarding careers. They don’t have to go overseas for great jobs,” Hernandez added.

The Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing  (IT-BPO) sector is aiming to generate 1.3 million jobs by 2016. Among BPAP’s principal target for the campaign are an estimated 517,000 college graduates this year who will look for jobs during the summer.

According to BPAP, job postings on the portal will include an expanding array of opportunities available outside Metro Manila. Hernandez said emerging IT-BPO hubs all over the Philippines are experiencing significant demand for professionals.

“Fast-expanding IT-BPO centers in Davao, Laguna, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cavite, Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Malolos, Baguio, and Dumaguete, are also in need of professionals to fill jobs in voice and non-voice BPO in these cities," Hernandez said.

The portal will be supported by a Facebook page and Twitter account--also called “Work Abroad. Live Here.”