BPO poised for growth despite Trump, Megaworld says


Posted at Feb 14 2017 10:57 AM

MANILA - The business process outsourcing industry is poised to continue growing this year, notwithstanding US President Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric, one of the country’s biggest office space lessors said Tuesday.

American companies in the Philippines “continue to keep a very high level of confidence” on their business, Megaworld Vice President Jericho Go said, adding, “We don’t sense hesitation.”

“As far as BPO is concerned, we want to be able to position ourselves such that we are able to provide support for the United States, jobs that they do not want, jobs that they don’t have economy of scale in, and jobs that will increase productivity in the United States,” Go said.

Trump’s push to bring jobs back to the US has mainly targeted the manufacturing sector, Go told ANC’s “Market Edge with Cathy Yang.”