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Call centres a magnet for youths

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:33 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Economic growth and development is an asset for every country, including Jamaica.

There are a plethora of sectors that have been contributing significantly to the economic growth and development of Jamaica, including agriculture, tourism, and business process outsourcing.

BPOs, or call centres, have been growing rapidly in Jamaica. The sector has provided jobs for many unemployed individuals, including high-school graduates who cannot matriculate to university.

The record-low unemployment rate of 8.0 per cent is partly linked to this phenomenon.

There are many call centres in Jamaica, and I would encourage youths to spread their wings, open their minds, and give themselves a chance with this industry. The opportunities are endless.

JODY-ANN TYSON

jodyanntyson@gmail.com