Thursday 14 November, 2019

VIDEO: New BPO complex in Portmore to create 4,500 jobs

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) breaks ground for the $3.5-billion business process outsourcing complex, GTECH Park, in Cookspen, Portmore. Others (from left) are Executive Director of the Economic Growth Council, Senator Aubyn Hill; East Central St Catherine MP, Alando Terrelonge; CEO, Strength Construction, Carelene Bailey; CEO, Portmore Holdings, Gordon Tewani; Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips; and Mayor of Portmore, Councillor Leon Thomas.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) breaks ground for the $3.5-billion business process outsourcing complex, GTECH Park, in Cookspen, Portmore. Others (from left) are Executive Director of the Economic Growth Council, Senator Aubyn Hill; East Central St Catherine MP, Alando Terrelonge; CEO, Strength Construction, Carelene Bailey; CEO, Portmore Holdings, Gordon Tewani; Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips; and Mayor of Portmore, Councillor Leon Thomas.

Up to 4,500 additional jobs will be created for Jamaicans through construction of GTECH Park, a new business process outsourcing (BPO) complex in Portmore, St Catherine.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness broke ground for the facility located at lot #2 in Cooks Pen on Thursday, October 24.

The complex will comprise three multilevel buildings, which can accommodate a total of 240,000 square feet of BPO operations, employing 1,500 persons per building and up to 4,500 in total on a shift system.

The prime minister welcomed this newest addition to the island’s growing BPO sector, which represents a $3.5-billion investment by developer, Portmore Holdings. Watch the video below for highlights from the groundbreaking ceremony.

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