Together with STARTEK‘s president and CEO, Chad Carlson and VP for Operations Antoinette ‘Tonichi’ Achurra, Senator Cynthia Villar and Pasig City Mayor Maria Belen Eusebio cut the ribbon during the inauguration of the trusted BPO, a service provider with contact centers around the world, state-of-the-art office facility located inside Silver City 3, Frontera Verde in Pasig City.
The four-storey building include a recruitment and training area with recreational facilities for employees such as themed pantry for every floor, gym, sleeping quarters, pocket garden, and a roof deck.
“In behalf of the Philippine government, we welcome STARTEK in our country. The BPO industry is considered as one of the sunrise industries in the Philippines. I am happy that you are opening more BPO (offices) in the Philippines, we welcome you, and I’m sure our local government are very happy because you can provide employment to the people,” Sen. Villar said in her speech. “The most important thing is providing employment. That is one of our (government) target, the target of the president (Pres. Noynoy Aquino). He always talk about this ‘is inclusive growth’ that means providing employment to the poor so that they will not remain poor. Congratulations for helping us in solving our problems in the Philippines by providing employment to the people and I hope you’ll have a very fruitful investment in the Philippines.”
STARTEK has facilities in Makati (Metro Manila), Angeles (Pampanga), and Iloilo City with 6,100 employees in four of its sites in the country.
The new STARTEK office in Pasig City is specifically designed to offer employees a beautiful working environment in a strategic location.
“The new STARTEK Frontera Verde site signals what the future holds for the company – bright and forward thinking,” said Carlson. “We consider the Philippines one of our prime STARTEK global locations, and we are committed to investing the resources necessary to provide our employees with an inviting, comfortable environment.”
“We believe that a workspace can create a positive impact on a person’s productivity, inspire teamwork, and influence results,” Achurra mentioned.
“I am very impressed of the facilities as it really able to support the very young and vibrant personnel with this environment that you have created which is truly inspiring industry. Congratulations. I am very happy that you have chosen Pasig City as a worthy site for your new business venture and we hope that we can also be able to assist you in hiring of people who would like to fill-in the vacant seats for the positions here,” Mayor Eusebio said after the ribbon cutting ceremony.
STARTEK opened their first Philippine location in Makati in 2008. Iloilo City site was opened late in 2014.
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