AEGIS WIDENS OPS IN ISKANDAR MALAYSIA
Training centre targets to create over 700 jobs by 2020, says CEO
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.
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.