SYKES Vice President for Philippine Operations, Dean Van Ormer, and PEZA Deputy Director General, Justo Yusingco during the ribbon cutting
SYKES unveiled its newest facility at Ayala’s ATC Corporate Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa today. This is their first venture in the Metro South and their 6th facility in the Philippines.
SYKES Senior Vice President for Regional Operations (APAC), Mike Henderson, and SYKES Vice President for Philippine Operations, Dean Van Ormer, led the inauguration of the site in a formal ceremony, attended by key company representatives. Philippine Economic Zone Authority Deputy Director General Justo Porfirio Yusingco also graced the site’s opening.
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“We are very excited with the opening of the Alabang site. We are confident that it will play a vital role in the company’s efforts to further increase its business in the Philippines,” Van Ormer said, adding that the Philippines remains one the best performing markets among SYKES’ global network.
Measuring more than 12,000 square meters, SYKES Alabang will occupy five floors of the Ayala’s ATC Corporate Center. It will open more than 2,200 employment opportunities to cater their existing and upcoming clients, most of which are top players in their respective industries.
Van Ormer also said that the new investment is part of SYKES’ desire to help boost economic activity in the Philippines as well as its commitment to the community.
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He said that as the company grows its operations, it also hopes to increase its social responsibility footprint in the Philippines. He revealed that SYKES is refurbishing the computer laboratory for Pedro E. Diaz High School in Muntinlupa as part of the company’s continuing education advocacy in the Philippines.
Through its philanthropic arm, SYKES Cares, the company has spearheaded several education based advocacies over the past 20 years. These include the Night High School Scholarship Program in partnership with Sienna College and Springboard Foundation which gave 49 students a chance to study high school and college for free. SYKES has likewise embarked on disaster relief operations such as house building efforts for the Yolanda survivors in Daan Bantayan, Cebu.
“Growing Philippine communities has always been an important mission for SYKES. As we grow our presence in the country, we make sure that we make a positive impact in the lives of Filipinos,” Van Ormer stressed.
SYKES is the acknowledged pioneer call center in the Philippines. The company has vastly grown its business and is now employing more than 15,000 Filipinos.