From Bhutan To The World: Working Remotely For Foreign Firms To Open Up New Employment Opportunities

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A career fair will be held in Thimphu on January 29 where one can find opportunities to work from home with industries abroad through the internet.

People of Bhutan. (Source: Bhutan-Highlights)

 

By Sonam Choden Kuensel

To assist unemployed youth in Bhutan, a daylong symposium and career fair will be held in Thimphu on January 29.

The theme of the fair is ‘Bhutan’s New Employment Growth and Export Opportunity as the Solution to Youth Unemployment in Bhutan’.

This fair will open up new employment opportunities and allow Bhutanese to work from home with industries abroad through the internet.

The Launch Symposium and Career Fair will be organised by the Bhutan Industry Association for Business Process Outsourcing (BIABPO), for IT-Enabled Services or Business Process Outsourcing (ITES/BPO) industry stakeholders.

Aims of organising the fair

The fair will provide opportunities for those seeking a professional career with a foreign employer. It acts as a platform for these job-seekers to show their interests and to be considered for employment by current and incoming ITES or BPO locators.

A press release states that the ITES or BPO industry in Bhutan is ready to create new and sustainable jobs for Bhutanese youth.

 

College students in Bhutan.

Photo: Advance.colorado.edu

 

The BIABPO plans to create 3,000 new jobs for Bhutanese youth over the next five years. It is the first industry association to promote youth to employers abroad.

The Labour and Human Resources Minister, Ugyen Dorji said that the new government accords high priority to addressing youth unemployment.

“The private sector has enormous potential to provide employment opportunities for young job seekers by leveraging foreign labour markets to bring jobs here over the internet.”

Benefits of working with foreign companies via the internet

The press release also states that the ITES/BPO industry in Bhutan will not only improve social stability but it can also help to decentralise employment opportunities.

“The ITES/BPO industry in Bhutan is ready to scale, to create more new and sustainable jobs for Bhutanese youth, to empower the Bhutanese economy and to bring more wealth to the nation by creating a substantial new services export industry,” the press release states.

BIABPO’s Talent Development Committee Chairperson, Sonam Choki said that the careers fair aligns with BIABPO’s mission of job creation, especially for the youth of Bhutan.

“Exposure to business practices, software and systems used by businesses in Singapore, Australia, the United States and other countries with advanced business process infrastructure will provide training and learning opportunities as well as stable income and employment for our youth,” she said.

 

This article first appeared in kuensel and has been edited for Daily Bhutan.

 


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