Head of the BPO caucus of the Government’s Economic Recovery Task Force, Minister Daryl Vaz, says they’re not opposed to extending the provisions allowing BPO workers to continue to work from home.

The Global Services Association of Jamaica, GSAJ, the umbrella group representing business processing outsourcing, BPO, firms wants the arrangement to the end of the year.

President of the GSAJ, Gloria Henry, explains why.

Gloria Henry, President of the Global Services Association of Jamaica.

Some 37-thousand people are employed in the BPO sector across Jamaica.

Of that number, about 16-thousand have been working from home in recent weeks, following an outbreak of Covid-19 at the Alorica call center in Portmore.

Minister Vaz says the Economic Recovery Task Force will discuss the possible extension.

Daryl Vaz, Minister with responsibility for investment at the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. He was speaking on Nationwide This Morning with Kalilah Reynolds and Danielle Archer.