Outsourcing Industry Jobs in Bulgaria to Treble by 2017

Business | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 14:14|  views

The number of people working in the outsourcing industry in Bulgaria will treble by 2017, according to members of the newly established Bulgarian Outsourcing Association.

The outsourcing sector currently employs about 12 000 to 15 000 people and international experts expect that Bulgaria will return to the top 10 of the most attractive outsourcing destinations in the world, as it was in 2006 – 2007.

In a Tuesday briefing of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association, Stefan Bumov, Chair of the entity, made clear that Bulgaria was the top destination for outsourcing services in Central and Eastern Europe, ranking 17th on a global scale.

"It is particularly interesting that the industry generates a double-digit growth amid crisis, with Bulgaria registering a 12% uptick," he explained.

"However, only 12% of the students who graduate in Bulgaria every year can work in the outsourcing industry, compared to 27% in Poland," Bumov pointed out.

Stressing that the outsourcing industry was mostly concentrated in Sofia, he explained that the newly established Association aimed to persuade companies to opt for other Bulgarian cities with sufficient highly qualified workers.

Borislav Stefanov, CEO of the InvestBulgaria Agency, also participated in the meeting on Tuesday.

He spoke about the new legal provisions concerning foreign investments and "the most important indicator measuring results in the sector – quality jobs."

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Tags: InvestBulgaria Agency, Borislav Stefanov, outsourcing, Bulgarian Outsourcing Association, Stefan Bumov


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