AEGIS WIDENS OPS IN ISKAN­DAR MALAYSIA

Train­ing cen­tre tar­gets to cre­ate over 700 jobs by 2020, says CEO

New Straits Times - - Business - HALIM SAID JO­HOR BARU bt@me­di­aprima.com.my

IN­DIA-BASED out­sourc­ing re­cruit­ment com­pany Aegis Ltd has cho­sen to ex­pand its Asia Pa­cific busi­ness in Iskan­dar Malaysia with the open­ing of its busi­ness process out­sourc­ing (BPO) train­ing cen­tre in Me­dini City, Iskan­dar Pu­teri.

The train­ing cen­tre, which will pro­vide skills-re­lated work­force needed in var­i­ous fields, such as tech­nol­ogy-based so­lu­tions, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, re­tail, con­sumer and hos­pi­tal­ity, was of­fi­cially opened by Jo­hor Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Seri Mo­hamed Khaled Nordin on Tues­day.

Aegis global chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Sandip Sen said Aegis will be­come a com­pet­i­tive force in the out­sourc­ing of com­pe­tent and skilled work­ers for the re­quired in­dus­tries and in­crease the job em­ploy­ment rate, es­pe­cially in Iskan­dar Malaysia.

He said the firm’s ex­pan­sion has cre­ated more than 500 jobs.

“We target to cre­ate more than 700 jobs with an in­vest­ment of about RM200 mil­lion by 2020.”

Mean­while, Khaled said al­most RM6.5 bil­lion will be reaped from the BPO op­er­a­tion as it will cre­ate more than 14,000 jobs in the Iskan­dar re­gion by 2020.

He said Aegis is the 10th com­pany in­volved in BPO op­er­a­tion in Iskan­dar Malaysia, which shows that Jo­hor has the prospects to be a lead­ing player.

PIC MOHD AZREN JAMALUDIN

Jo­hor Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Seri Mo­hamed Khaled Nordin (cen­tre) and Aegis Ltd global chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Sandip Sen (left) with other of­fi­cials at the open­ing of the Aegis busi­ness process out­sourc­ing train­ing cen­tre in Me­dini City, Iskan­dar Pu­teri, on Tues­day.

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