Posted on August 2nd, 2009
Business process outsourcing (BPO) Focus Direct Philippines will opening a service center in Mandaue City and is looking forward to hiring about 1,200 people. Site director Ryan Beattie said, they are encouraging both part-time and full-time employees, including students to apply to their company. Focus Direct Philippines, according to Beattie, is willing to offer working students a 70-percent subsidy for their tuition.
Beattie said they choose to expand in Cebu because â€œThere is just a ton of qualified people in the Philippines especially in Cebu.â€
Focus Direct Philippines is affiliated with Focus Services based in Utah, with major clients including Direct TV, Quest Internet Services and AT&T. it currently has a branch in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. The companyâ€™s expansion in Cebu is proof enough that they are not affected by the global recession because they have a good marketing arm in the United States, said Beattie.
Their office in Mandaue City would be located in Barangay Subangdaku and will have 300 seats each floor. Although they will just use two floors upon initial operation, Beattie said they will hire as many as they can.
The choice of Subangdaku as their next office was due to the number of good schools, communication facilities and layout of the city as among the primary factors. Beattie said layout means easy access for their employees to and from work.
Applicants with previous experiences are preferred, but Vanessa Gay Nang of Focus Human Resources Management office said, they would not close their doors for applicant without prior experience, especially students.
The company will be accepting applicants from August 5 to 15 at the Alpa Suites near the boundary of Sitio Panagdait, Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City and Subangdaku, Mandaue City. The companyâ€™s benefits and salaries, Beattie said, are competitive with the other call center firms in Cebu.