TELEPERFORMANCE- an international Call Centre hub operating here intends to employ some 20,000 persons in Guyana within the next five years.
Presently, the centre which is housed in downtown Georgetown, has hired just under 600 Guyanese who are appreciated for their fluent English, the Office of the Prime Minister said in release.
Those disclosures were made by Mr. Boris Espinel, and Mr. Fernando Victoria, the Bogota-based CEO and Legal/Compliance Director, respectively of Teleperformance, during a courtesy call Wednesday on Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who was at the time performing the functions of President.
The call centre officials stated that by next year Teleperformance hopes to employ some 5000 persons for its Guyana operations. Teleperformance, according to Espinel, is a French-owned company which is operating in 72 countries with more than 300,000 employees worldwide. It provides services for several Fortune 500 companies.
Prime Minister Nagamootoo thanked the officials for their appreciation of the language skills of their local employees, and also for their confidence in Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America.
He expressed the hope that the company would award certificates to the many young call centre operators after an initial period of training, in order to make them marketable in the growing international digital industry.