Mumbai: Wipro Ltd has opened a business process outsourcing facility in the Philippines as it expands overseas to cut costs.
The new centre in Cebu would hire more than 900 employees and would focus on customer service support, technical support, human resource and financial and accounting services.
Its IT services division, Wipro Technologies, is also looking at starting centres in other fast-growing cities in the Philippines, the company said in a statement.
“The Philippines is one of the largest English speaking nations with a strong IT orientation and a talent pool of 29 million,” T.K. Kurien, president of Wipro’s BPO unit said.
Indian outsourcing companies are expanding operations in China, the Philippines, Vietnam and Kenya in a bid to stay competitive as higher wages, expensive property prices and a rising rupee eat into profits.
Last year, Wipro started delivery centres in Romania and Shanghai.