L-R: Chief Operating Officer at American First Finance, Thomas Nusspickel; Senior Site Director, Omni Nearshore Limited, Marie Whyte; President of American First Finance, Howard Hambleton; Vice President of Business Process Outsourcing and Logistics, Port Authority of Jamaica, Gloria Henry;  Member of Parliament for St. James West Central and Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Marlene Malahoo-Forte; Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister,  Homer Davis and Councillor for the Spring Garden Division, Dwight Crawford. Image: Niketa Sterling.

A new 17,000 square foot business process outsourcing facility opened at the Barnett Tech Park in Montego Bay, St James on Friday.

The Omni Nearshore Limited represents investment of US $2 million, and is providing customer service, collections, merchant care, and back office support services for clients locally and internationally.

The company, which was incorporated in December 2020, currently employees 150 individuals with plans to increase the staff complement to some 250 by the end of 2022.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Homer Davis commended the company for embarking on the undertaking, noting that it signals that the city of Montego Bay remains a prime location for investment at all levels.

He said that the BPO sector continues to provide thousands of jobs for Jamaicans, contributing to economic growth and transforming lives.

Member of Parliament for St. James West Central and Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Marlene Malahoo-Forte, said the office space is an example of the first world infrastructure that we have envisioned for our development goals by 2030.

President of American First Finance, operators of Omni Nearshore Limited, Howard Hambleton, said that the standout team in Jamaica is delivering world class services to its clients.