More jobs to be created in Region Two as Express International expands
More jobs are imminent for Essequibo youths as Express International Inc opened the doors of its multi-million-dollar operation at First Street, Henrietta Village, Region Two (Pomeroon – Supenaam) on Friday.
So far 13 jobs were created for young people living in nearby communities and according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ken Deocharran, the company will be hiring more staff in the coming months.
Speaking at the opening, Deocharran reminded that the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company started in 2004 with a small single van courier but has since evolved to a workforce of approximately 400 employees locally and abroad.
Deocharran noted that the aim of the company is to create a strong brand through people-first leadership and development.
He believes investing in his people is the surest way to continue delivering exceptional performance to clients, which will aid growth and create more jobs in Guyana.
Premised on this fact, the company earlier this year pledged a whopping $42 million geared towards talent and brand development.
The local brand is part of the Express Group of Companies, which includes Express Dedicated LLC (US Trucking companies), First Choice Logistics (US Freight Brokerage company), and Integrated Support Services based in Chattanooga, TN.
Delivering remarks at the opening, Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh lauded the efforts of the company for expanding its operations to Essequibo.
Dr Singh said he is impressed with the growth of BOP in Guyana over the years, noting that over 1,000 Guyanese are currently employed in the BOP sector developing a whole range of skills on the job.
“As a government we want as many Guyanese people to be working, we want every single Guyanese person of working age to be employed to be earning an income, to be improving their lives, this is our President vision” Dr Singh said.
The cutting of the ribbon was done by Dr Ashni Singh, Regional Chairperson Vilma De Silva, CEO Go Invest and the CEO Express International Ken Deocharran and his wife.