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SYKES Joins New Impact Sourcing Initiative to Help Integrate Venezuelan Refugees Into Colombia’s Workforce

SYKES is thrilled to announce it has joined a new impact sourcing initiative spearheaded by the Tent Partnership for Refugees; IAOP, the global business process outsourcing (BPO) association; and BPro, the Colombian BPO association, aimed at helping Venezuelan refugees integrate in Colombia.

SYKES has already demonstrated its dedication to this cause by hiring Venezuelan refugees at its Colombian and Brazilian locations — offering important economic opportunities to a population displaced by violence, poverty, and persecution. To date, SYKES has hired 26 Venezuelan refugees, and in partnership with its Colombian and Brazilian sites, they’re making a positive impact in our Latin American communities.

In addition to this impact sourcing initiative, SYKES is joining the Tent Partnership for Refugees, a network of over 140 major companies committed to including refugees. Tent works to mobilize the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of the over 30 million refugees who have been displaced from their home countries. SYKES remains committed to doing its part to improve the lives of Venezuelan refugees and the rest of the SYKES family all over the world, one caring interaction at a time.

To learn more about the Tent Partnership for Refugees and to see its full list of members, visit www.tent.org/members.

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About Tent
With more and more refugees displaced for longer periods of time, businesses have a critical role to play in helping refugees integrate economically in their new host communities. The Tent Partnership for Refugees mobilizes the global business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of 30 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. Founded by Chobani’s founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya in 2016, the Tent Partnership is a network of over 140 major companies committed to including refugees. Tent believes that companies can most sustainably support refugees by leveraging their core business operations — by engaging refugees as potential employees, entrepreneurs, and consumers. Find out more at www.tent.org.

About Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (“SYKES” or “the Company”) is a leading provider of multichannel demand generation and global customer engagement services. The Company provides differentiated full lifecycle customer engagement solutions and services primarily to Global 2000 companies and their end customers principally in the financial services, communications, technology, transportation and leisure, and healthcare industries. SYKES’ differentiated full lifecycle management services platform effectively engages customers at every touchpoint within the customer journey, including digital marketing and acquisition, sales expertise, customer service, technical support, and retention, many of which can be optimized by a suite of robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. The Company serves its clients through two geographic operating regions: the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America, South Asia, and Asia Pacific) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). Its Americas and EMEA regions primarily provide customer-engagement solutions and services with an emphasis on inbound multichannel demand generation, customer service and technical support to its clients’ customers. These services are delivered through multiple communication channels including phone, email, social media, text messaging, chat, and digital self-service. The Company also provides various enterprise support services in the United States that include services for its clients’ internal support operations, from technical staffing services to outsourced corporate help desk services. In Europe, the Company provides fulfillment services, which includes order processing, payment processing, inventory control, product delivery, and product returns handling. Additionally, through the acquisition of RPA provider Symphony Ventures Ltd (“Symphony”) coupled with its investment in AI through XSELL Technologies, Inc. (“XSELL”), the Company also provides a suite of solutions such as consulting, implementation, hosting, and managed services that optimizes its differentiated full lifecycle management services platform. SYKES’ complete service offering helps its clients acquire, retain, and increase the lifetime value of its customer relationships. The Company has developed an extensive global reach with customer engagement centers across six continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. It delivers cost-effective solutions that generate demand, enhance the customer service experience, promote stronger brand loyalty, and bring about high levels of performance and profitability.