Year 2009 will be challenging for all Filipinos. As the year starts, we were overwhelmed by the following news:
- Accenture Manila cuts hundreds of jobs
- Intel closed its Philippine operations
- FedEx relocated its operation from Subic to Guangzhou, China
- and news regarding jobless Filipinos either overseas or nationwide.
Being dependent to the global economy, the current recession brings stormy days to our economy. US companies are closing and some people lost their jobs. But as a local TV show said; instead of counting the bad things, count the good things that we have.
As American and western companies experience the challenge, they tend to expand their operations in nations where the cost of operations are cheaper, such as the Philippines. As such, we can expect more jobs not only in the Contact Center Businesses but also in the BPO industry.
Some companies are now moving their back office operations in Manila. This includes and is not limited to the following: human resources, accounting, consulting, transcriptionist, document encoder and more.
For those who lost their job, we all know how hard to find a new job nowadays. But remember, you are still entitled for your separation and back pay. Now, why not use it to establish your own business?
We go on after the Filipino-Spanish war. We gained respect during the US occupation and survive the 2nd World War. We gained independence and now a sovereign nation. We live.
So the Filipinos became known for their patience, dedication to work and hard labor. And as this economic storm pass, we can expect that a brighter and lighter days will be next.