No. of :

No. of Shares:

Currently viewed by: Marcus Rosit

New BPO firm opens to employ 600 workers in NegOr

TANJAY CITY, Negros Oriental, June 8 (PIA) -- Over 600 workers are expected to be employed after the first business process outsourcing (BPO) company, Wrkpod Campus, officially launched in Tanjay City.

City Councilor Daryll Aba, representing the mayor of Tanjay City, thanked the Australian owners of WrkPod for setting up a new branch that is set to generate jobs for young professionals in the city.

“The Tanjayanons are finally be given another huge platforms especially in the corporate world. With the help of WrkPod, these young professionals here will experience good compensations with excellent training programs,” said Aba.

International award-winning entrepreneurs, Kody Thompson and Dale Beaumont, the Australian owners of WrkPod, share their big vision for this new opportunity for the local communities in the province.

Thompson said investing in Tanjay City, 78.9 kms from Dumaguete City where universities are located, is the next hotspot as it is also the seat of professionals.

He noted that 7,000 workers have been travelling every day to work in Dumaguete City.

“With WrkPod coming in the city is a great opportunity for the locals because they don’t have to travel for two to three hours every day to Dumaguete City,” added Thompson.

WrkPod started its small ventures in Dumaguete City with 50 workers, and over the years have built large client base in Australia.

For the last two years, the company expanded three facilities in Dumaguete and the fourth one in Tanjay.

“We have already workers from Tanjay working in Dumaguete and many of them have been travelling in order to work, and so they are very excited for this opening of the new facility that closer to home and many of them to relocate here,” said Thompson.

Business partner Beamont said the big difference between WrkPod and other BPOs is that it created direct relationships between staff members here in the Philippines and the clients in Australia.

With that, Filipino workers get connected with the vision of the company in Australia.

Tanjay pledges to continually produce professionals who will represent the city with pride and honor in the national and international stage, Aba said.

The WrkPod Campus lies in a one-hectare space, with basketball court and several buildings on the site that will spend over a million Australian dollars for renovations and amenities to complete the facility. (JCT/PIA7 Negros Oriental)

Tanjay City Councilor Daryll Aba (3rd from left) leads the ribbon-cutting during the launching of WrkPod Campus with Dale Beaumont and Kody Thompson (l-r), the Australian owners of WrkPod, and City Administrator Jong Benedian (far right) on June 7, 2023 in Tanjay City. (PIA Negros Oriental)

About the Author

Jennifer Tilos


Region 7

Feedback / Comment

Get in touch