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July 11, 2014

Aegis sells BPO business in PH to Telepeformance

Rumors have going on since last month that Essar Global Fund LTD., the firm that acquired AGC Holdings LTD (Aegis) back in 2004, was negotiating with several companies about possibly selling some of its BPO operations. Recently, all these speculations have been laid to rest as Teleperformance agreed to acquire Aegis’ businesses in Costa Rica, Philippines and United States for USD410 million.

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July 04, 2014

Apple is hiring: iCup Technician to always brew coffee

Do you happen to be looking for a new job at a good company? Are you particularly skilled in brewing coffee? If so, this may be your best chance to land a gig at Apple! The Cupertino-based company is currently looking for an iCup Technician that basically brews coffee for its employees. Continue Reading

June 30, 2014

Solon seeks to increase Night Differential of BPO employees to 25%

Congressman Zajid Mangudadatu, the current Representative of the 2nd District of Maguindanao and former Mayor of the town of Pandag, has recently filed the House Bill 4414 which aims to increase the current night shift differential pay of BPO employees from 10% to 25%.

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June 07, 2014

PH ranked #6 as Top Source of Talent in Silicon Valley

In an infographic posted by the Business Week a couple of days ago, the Philippines emerged as the 6th source of talent in the massive tech workforce of Silicon Valley, beating India who’s in #9.

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May 26, 2014

17 Philippine universities to offer course on BPO

17 state universities and colleges in the Philippines will soon start teaching a course that will help students prepare themselves for their future career in the BPO industry.

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May 11, 2014

Meet Amelia, the humanoid program that will soon replace call center agents

BPO companies may soon add another member to their workforce with the introduction of Amelia, a humanoid program that can answer phone calls and technical queries with human-like response.

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April 08, 2014

I.T. industry, among the highest paying for fresh graduates

JobStreet.com recently published their Annual Salary Report showing which industries give the highest paying jobs for fresh graduates in the Philippines. Among them are the Information Technology, Telecommunications, and BPO industries.

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January 22, 2014

7 cities in PH among top 100 outsourcing destinations

Tholons, a leading full-service Strategic Advisory firm for Global Outsourcing and Investments, has released their report on the Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations for 2014. Included in the rankings are seven major cities in the Philippines.

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January 01, 2014

Top earning BPO companies in the Philippines

Are you planning to start a career in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry this 2014 but don’t know yet which company to work for? This list might help. Here are the top earning BPO companies in the Philippines.

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September 30, 2013

Top 20 Best Technology Brands of 2013

Interbrand, one of the largest branding consultancies in the world has recently released their list of 100 Best Global Brands of 2013 mentioning companies from different sectors including Technology. From there we took all the leading technology brands and compiled them in one simple list.

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August 26, 2013

12 Top-Earning IT/Tech Executives in the Philippines

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has recently released their annual list of Top 500 Individual Taxpayers. This list includes prominent names coming from different industries and based on this we compiled our own list of the twelve highest-earning IT executives in the country.

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August 17, 2013

Google turns to SEA for new Software Engineers

Google Inc. has recently posted a job opening for a Software Engineer role and as part of the applicant should be enrolled or has graduated from any University within the South East Asia region.

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July 13, 2013

House Bill 1180: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

On the latter part of my report, I mentioned that although the provisions under the House Bill 1180 are aimed at improving the work environment of BPO workers, there are some things that I feel like are a little bit over the top. In this segment, we’re gonna take a closer look at the bill’s key proposals and share with you my thoughts about it.

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February 18, 2013

Google posts new Job Openings for Manila Office

When Google officially announced the opening of their Manila office, we saw a lot of buzz and thousands of people started looking for job opportunities with the company. Last week, they finally posted some job openings.

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August 18, 2012

Nominate: Top IT Companies to Work for in 2012

In 2009, we wrote a story about top IT companies to work for here in the Philippines. It’s one of the most highly engaged stories we’ve had with over a thousand comments. We wanted to update the same story but thought of involving our readers this time.

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April 07, 2012

Filipinos are top Freelancers in oDesk

Wrote about this on TechWireAsia the other day (where I’m also a weekly contributor) that the Philippines is among the top 7 contractors in oDesk. Turns out, Filipinos are the top contractors peaking at around 11,000 freelancers.

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February 10, 2012

Pinoy developer salaries, the lowest in the world?

If this infographic data of a survey made on annual salaries and compensations of web designers and web developers, the Philippines ranked as the lowest paid in the world.

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July 24, 2011

How security-conscious is your office or workplace?

Having worked at huge multi-national IT company almost a decade ago, I know how some office workplaces can be very restrictive or security-conscious but every time I hear more stories about office restrictions, I still can’t believe they enforce those.

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July 18, 2011

Google is looking for Philippine Country Manager

It’s been like 5 years since Google significantly invested man-power in the Philippines. They tried to recruit a Country Manager in 2005 or 2006 but to no avail. Looks like they’re going to try again this year.

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October 14, 2010

Multiply scouting for GM in the Philippines

Multiply Inc. is scouting for a GM (General Manager) for the Philippines, according to a source, and is also looking to form a dedicated group to run local operations.

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November 25, 2009

YugaTech IT Job Search

It’s finally here — a dedicated job search for the IT people. YugaTech and JobStreet have been closely working on this project for some time now and I’m glad to announce our IT Jobs Section.

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June 01, 2009

Poll: JobStreet vs. JobsDB

Haven’t been to any job site in over 4 years now so the last time I had a discussion about them, I was a bit clueless of their current status. I thought maybe I can just ask my readers here what they think of the top two.

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March 23, 2009

Dells sells Pasay operations to Teleperformance

I blogged about this last April 2008 from a tip given to me and though there was no solid evidence then, it turned out to be partially true. Dell Philippines has sold its call center at Mall of Asia, Pasay City to Teleperformance.

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March 02, 2009

Top IT Companies based on Employee Salaries

GigaOm ran a quick report on the top tech companies is the US based on the average salaries they gave their engineers/developers and Google came out on top. I wonder which tech companies in the Philippines would be on the top 10 if we had the same salary information.

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February 25, 2009

Nokia offering Voluntary Resignation Packages

Only for the first 1,000 Nokia employees — the Finnish company is offering voluntary resignation packages to about 1,000 of its employees globally including encouraging them to go on sabbaticals in an effort to reduce more cost.

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