MANILA, Philippines – Information technology (IT) services and support company CSS Corp. is expanding its operations in the Philippines by opening a third facility in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig. CSS Corp. Philippines country head Arvind Appavu said in an email interview, the third facility which is opening this month would allow the firm to expand its presence and offer opportunities to provide jobs.
“We, at CSS Corp, have always recognized the rich talent pool and growing opportunities to expand our business in the Philippines. We will do whatever is necessary to drive our presence in the local market to meet our client requirements,” he said.
Located at the Asia Century Center, the new facility would require hiring 500 employees to serve clients such as internet service providers, original equipment manufacturers, and telecommunication companies in the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australia.
“With the opening of our newest service center in the Philippines, we are expecting to continue the hiring momentum in 2020. In terms of headcount, we would be looking to add another thousand employees in the next 12 months or so,” Appavu said.
CSS Corp. has two other service delivery facilities in the Philippines located in BGC. As of last year, the company’s workforce count in the Philippines is at 1,500. After opening the new facility, he said the company wants to expand further in the country by going to the provinces.
A moratorium was imposed by the Office of the President last year on the processing of applications for economic zones where outsourcing firms locate in Metro Manila to encourage growth in the countryside.
As CSS Corp. is expanding its operations, Appavu said the company also has a positive outlook for the business in the country this year.
“We are expecting to grow our offices to house over 2,500 employees by the end of 2020, which will drive our business to serve more clients and secure more partnerships throughout the year. This would result in doubling our revenues out of the Philippines,” he said.
CSS Corp. uses artificial intelligence, automation, analytics, cloud and other digital solutions to address customer needs. At present, CSS Corp. has more than 6,400 technology professionals and is present in 18 global locations.