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  • Attorney General, Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte says the expansion of the Business Process Outsourcing, (BPO) sector in Montego Bay is expected to play a major role in the provision of employment for the youth of St. James.
  • Mrs. Malahoo Forte, who is also Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, said the BPO industry is the second largest provider of jobs, behind tourism in the parish.

Attorney General, Hon. Marlene Malahoo Forte says the expansion of the Business Process Outsourcing, (BPO) sector in Montego Bay is expected to play a major role in the provision of employment for the youth of St. James.

She said the recent groundbreaking ceremony for an additional 63,000 square feet of office space to facilitate expansion of the growing BPO industry, in Montego Bay, will result in more jobs being created and economic growth.

“I am excited and I commit to working with all of you to ensure that whatever else needs to be in place…that they will be in place in a timely manner,” the Attorney General said.

Mrs. Malahoo Forte, who is also Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, said the BPO industry is the second largest provider of jobs, behind tourism in the parish.

“For the past five years, the industry has brought growth to our economy, with over 40 companies operating in the Information Communications Technology/BPO sector. At the end of 2015… employment was over 18,000 and revenue from the industry grew from approximately US$230-million in 2012 to over US$400-million in 2015,” Mrs. Malahoo Forte said.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, broke ground for an additional 63,000 square feet of office space to facilitate expansion of the growing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, in Montego Bay, on August 25.

The building, which is expected to be completed by early next year, is being constructed in the Montego Bay Free Zone.