Help sought for 889 laid-off BPO workers

MANILA, Philippines—A moderate workers group called on the Department of Labor and Employment on Wednesday to attend to the nearly 900 workers laid off recently when a business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, Advanced Contact Solutions Inc. (ACS), lost a major US-based client that filed for bankruptcy.

TUCP secretary-general Ernesto Herrera said the DOLE, with the help of industry groups, should find ways to promptly redeploy the displaced employees to other BPO providers that have been enjoying brisk business despite the global financial crunch

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