JAN 15 –The Bacolod Negros Occidental Federation of Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) is aiming to generate 5,000 Health Information Management (HIM) jobs by 2022. To achieve the goal, BNEFIT executive director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said they will tap big HIM players to invest in Negros.
Having more HIM companies located in Bacolod and Negros would mean more people having job opportunities, Batapa-Sigue said. Among the HIM companies the BNEFIT plans to tap are Visayas KPO, Optum (formerly United Health Group), Wipro and EXL, among others. However, the BNEFIT executive director said that Negros also needs to develop talent in IT, BPO, and KPO to make the workforce ready for these kinds of jobs.