Business process outsourcing firm, Midas BPO, in partnership with the Government of Guyana, is seeking to employ 1000 people in the coming year.
So far, the telecommunication company, located in Linden (Region Ten) has employed over 125 persons, since it was established in September. The agency has a rapid employment rate, which sees some 25 to 40 persons being employed daily.
Midas BPO’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Malcolm Sobers said the company is geared at creating a lasting impact through the creation of jobs, while restoring revenue to communities.
“Being able to provide jobs and make meaningful impact is greater than the bottom-line. We don’t want to be a nice shiny object you have for a short time; we really want to become a staple in Linden. The first goal is to become the largest private employer and we are looking to return real dollars back into the community.”
Lindeners currently employed at the telecommunication company lauded the government for paving the way for financial gain.
“I would like to thank them because I see it as a major improvement especially for Linden. When I first came, I really liked the initiative because I saw a lot of youths coming off the street and having something to do. Young people have jobs now in linden, so I want to commend them for that. We welcome new growth in any form for Linden,” Daniel Anthony, a sales agent said.
The telecommunication company has plans to expand their operations to Regions Two, Three, Five and Six.
During the partnership signing back in September, Senior Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, MP, said government is building an industry that will create meaningful employment for young people.
He said the call centre industry is able to create more jobs for young people than any other sector. The government has also liberalised the telecommunications sector, and this liberalisation will help investments like MIDAS BPO. (DPI)