Iloilo offers abundant opportunities for job seekers in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry and property developers for the information and communication technology (ICT) industry.
Joeven Tansi, executive director of the Iloilo Federation for Information Technology (IFIT), said there is a need for additional infrastructure support with more investors eyeing Iloilo as their hub.
Last year, he said three investors signified their intention to establish a hub in this city.
Currently, there are two available sites ready to take in BPO companies- the Plazuela de Iloilo at the Diversion Road in Mandurriao district and a building that is owned by Alfonso Tan along Quezon Street at the city proper.
He said they have also inquired at the Ayala Hub in Mandurriao district if they could provide additional IT hub.
Megaworld Corporation, once its development is completed, will augment the necessary infrastructure support needed to respond to the growing BPO locators here.
Currently, Iloilo plays host to six call centers, one animation services and seven others that specialize in web content developer and real property processing, among others.
BPO companies also remain as one of the top job generators in Iloilo. Last year, Tansi said close to 6,000 were employed by BPOs. With the increasing need for workers, he added that they have to augment their talent pool in Iloilo from other provinces.