Guatemalan security fears scare off investors in contact centers

Despite Guatemala's many competitive advantages, its poor reputation for security is scaring off potential investors in contact centers.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sitel and Stream, two multinational companies that had considered setting up contact centers that would have created up to 1,500 jobs in Guatemala, have opted instead for neighboring countries.
Sitel is heading instead to Nicaragua, while Stream has chosen the Dominican Republic to locate a new contact center. Industry sources said the decisions were inspired by fears over security in Guatemala.

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Costa Rica: More Investment in BPO's

May 2017

The company TransPerfect has announced that it will be opening a contact center in Alajuela to provide interpretation and translation services at an international level.

From a press release by Transperfect:

San José, Costa Rica, May 2, 2017 – TransPerfect, the world's largest privately held provider of translation services and technology solutions for global business, today announced the opening of a new contact center in Costa Rica. The facility will seat 120 new employees, most of whom are expected to be new hires from the greater San José area.

El Salvador: Netcord Communications Opens Call Center

June 2009

With an investment between $300,000 and $500,000, the company is starting off with 60 employees and it hopes to grow by 50 more each month.

The Call Center, located in San Salvador, will provide services to a publicity company in the United States.

Ronald Ramagoza, president of the company, indicated that they hope to grow by up to 600 positions by the end of the year, and they have contracted consultation from the El Salvador Agency of Promotion and Investment (Proesa).

eTelecare Secures Agreement with New Client

February 2009

eTelecare Global Solutions has expanded an agreement with a leading telecommunications provider whereby it will provide an additional queue to this longstanding client's inbound sales program.

The additional services — designed to help the client’s U.S. customers add new communications lines or upgrade to newer or higher-tier phones — will be delivered from a new contact center located outside Managua, Nicaragua operated by eTelecare Nicaragua, a joint venture between eTelecare and Almori BPO Services, Inc.

Nicaragua: $4.2 million investment for Contact Center

September 2008

Almori BPO Services, which has been operating in the country for more than five years, will expand its operations and expect to generate between 1,500 and 2,000 new jobs.

The company announced an alliance with e-Telecare Global Solutions.
e-Telecare Global Solutions is the strongest company in the contact center industry in the world, having more than 16 thousand positions in Asia and 2000 in the US, and will create some 500 additional positions over a three-year period at an investment of $8.15.

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