January 31, 2023

INFO 10

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MIDAS BPO mulls establishment of daycare centre to assist employed mothers

  • Seventy Lindeners currently employed, 25 signed up at job fair

Midas Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), the company currently operating the call centre in Linden, is seeking to establish a daycare facility to assist staffers with young children, who may want to work, but cannot afford daycare facilities or have no one to take care of their children. The company currently has 70 Lindeners in its employ and 25 persons have signed up for employment during its current job fair. The company is seeking to hire 150 persons in total and 250 by next year. The company proposes a renumeration of $95,000 monthly and a signing bonus of $50,000.

Last October, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) and Midas BPO Inc. for the expansion of the BPO to the Mining Town. Midas BPO had initially commenced its operations in Georgetown.  

During Thursday’s one-year celebration, Minister with responsibility for finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, said the government will continue to support the industry and will ensure that an environment conducive to employment in a number of sectors will be fostered, especially the BPO sector which employs large numbers of young people simultaneously while having the capacity to also employ other persons who can work from home as well, such as single mothers. In fact, the Finance Minister explained that the Government will support any investor that wishes to invest and create employment in all of the ten regions of Guyana which he noted will be supported by President Ali as part of his One Guyana vision for the country. “You now have 100 Linden families with an income. Where will they spend this income? Right here in Linden,” the Minister posited.      

“This Call Centre is being managed by a young Guyanese entrepreneur. You cannot say with one side of your mouth that you support young Guyanese entrepreneurs, we want young Guyanese business leaders to emerge, how much you love Guyanese entrepreneurs and on the other side of your mouth undermining and speaking disrespectfully of what this young Guyanese entrepreneur is doing in Guyana. And let me tell you this, there is no business that is not going to go through some periods of challenges,” Dr. Singh said as he reiterated that Government will encourage and support businesses as they navigate their challenges.          

Midas BPO’s founder Malcolm Sobers over the years accumulated approximately 20 years of experience in the Call Centre industry both in Guyana and Belize. He was a young Guyanese who started out his career as an employee in a Call-Centre himself. While delivering remarks today during the anniversary celebration, Mr. Sobers said that his mission is to provide and give back to the region and to be the largest private sector employer in Linden. He thanked the Government of Guyana for their continued support during his endeavors.  (Edited from DPI)