After years of enduring long hours of traffic and struggling with high cost of living, you have finally come to your senses and considered quitting your job in Manila. Heck, you have even managed to save enough to buy that house for sale in Pampanga. This only means one thing: you are raring to start a new life in a laid-back province. However, you can’t help but wonder if there are job opportunities waiting for you outside the metro.
While it is true that many of the most decent and high-paying jobs can be found in the country’s capital, its nearby provinces are also catching up in terms of booming job opportunities. Thanks to decentralization, the efforts to decongest Manila by relocating powerhouse operations like the business process outsourcing (BPO) are on an upswing. As a sector that generated 1.2 million jobs and $22 billion in revenue in 2015, putting up BPOs outside the capital proves beneficial for locals living in the province.
If you are buying a house for sale in Pampanga, you are assured that BPO careers you are waiting for you the moment you move in the province. In fact, experts believe that Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga is going to be the next BPO hub of the country.
According to property consultancy firm CBRE (CB Richard Ellis) Philippines, Clark has the potential to be the next “Fort Bonifacio for BPOs” because of the growing labor supply in the area. Aside from the labor pool, Clark is also considered for its strategic location. It is highly accessible through Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Express Way, Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, North Luzon Expressway, and the Clark National Airport. Furthermore, the lower lease payment also contributes to its strength, with Php230.72 per square meter monthly lease rate. In this way, it makes Clark attractive to foreign companies and not just the locals.
In 2014, there have been 62,000 full time employees in the said sector. BPO has opened opportunities for locals to hone their crafts, offering jobs such as graphic designing, web content writing, web developing, and marketing, among others. Among these BPO companies include Beepo Incorporated, Startek, and Tata Technologies Incorporated.
Aside from that, the development of the 100-hectare Global Gateway Logistics City (GGLC) is also expected to boost the BPO scene in the province in 2017. The said development is projected to open 300,000 job opportunities in Pampanga.
In addition to GGLC, the envisioned Clark Green City, a 9,450-hectare mixed use development, in Tarlac, its nearby province and the Hermosa Ecozone Industrial Park in Hermosa, Bataan are also expected to attract BPO companies. This means more job opportunities for Kapampangans and the area will be highly accessible through the expressways mentioned above.
With the flourishing BPO scene in the province, leaving the metro and buying a house for sale in Pampanga is indeed a good decision you may want to consider. Aside from the low cost of living, less pollution, and the other perks of living in Pampanga, having a secured job should convince you to take the leap and start living a new life in the province.