GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday September 6, 2018 – Teleperformance, an international call-centre hub, says it intends to employ about 20,000 people in Guyana within the next five years, significantly more than the 600 it currently hires.
The disclosure were made by Boris Espinel, and Fernando Victoria, the Bogota-based CEO and Legal/Compliance Director respectively of Teleperformance during a courtesy call yesterday on Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo.
The officials said that by next year, Teleperformance hopes to employ 5,000 people for its Guyana operations.
Teleperformance is a French-owned company operating in 72 countries, with more than 300,000 employees worldwide. It provides services for several Fortune 500 companies, including Target and UPS.
Prime Minister Nagamootoo thanked the officials for their confidence in Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America.
He expressed the hope that the company would award certificates to the many young call centre operators after an initial period of training, in order to make them marketable in the growing international digital industry.