Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says government is currently in discussions with the management of Clear Harbor to provide more jobs for Dominicans.
Clear Harbor has been providing customer care and business process outsourcing (BPO) services since 2004 through its operations centers in Eastern Caribbean
PM Skerrit told the Next Level program on Kairi FM on Saturday, the officials are here on island and government is working to ensure the unemployment gap is narrowed.
He says the company is expected to increase employment by at least 200.
“This call center, in 2010 they created 250 new jobs so at present they have about 583 positions filled. They are here this week and we have been in discussions with them to take the number up to 853 positions. This means that they will be creating an additional 200 jobs. We have to work with them to ensure that we have the skilled and trained people to fill these positions,” he said.
Clear Harbor closed its offices in St. Kitts last week Wednesday without prior notice to some 131 employees.