Filipinos have very flexible tongues. They can easily learn new languange and copy accents. Cebuanos use this characteristic wisely by applying for Business Process Outsourcing(BPO) jobs that are available all year round in Cebu.
According to Tholon’s, an investment advisory firm, Cebu is the 8th top destination for Global Outsourcing in the world. This achievement is evident as BPO companies like JP Morgan, Accenture, Convergys, People Support and many others continue to flourish in the Queen city of the South.
But why do BPOs flock in Cebu? Here are the three reasons.
1. The minimum wage in Cebu is only between P282 to P327. Although this isn’t really far from Manila’s P419 to P456 minimum wage, BPOs could still save cost if they choose to be in Cebu.
2. Rental rates in Cebu Business Park is 20% lower than offices in Quezon and 78% lower than in Makati.
3. The electricity and water rates in Cebu is considerably lower than in Manila.