itelbpo officially launched operations in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia with an opening ceremony on July 15, 2020 in Vieux Fort.
This was also a commemorative event for Invest Saint Lucia (ISL), who, as the island’s investment promotion agency, has worked tirelessly to bring this project into fruition.
itelbpo’s first recruits commenced training in the new facility on June 30th and the company will be hiring a total of 150 new team members by the end of the summer. Originally, the aim was to bring 200 jobs to Saint Lucia within one year.
Over the course of the past few months, this has changed to 750 jobs by the first quarter of 2021. ISL’s facilitation of this project included round the clock retrofitting work to be able to have a building that itelbpo could begin using from June 30th.
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet was in attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony along with itelbpo’s Founding Chairman and CEO, Yoni Epstein, who flew in to mark the occasion.
Invest Saint Lucia CEO Roderick Cherry and Minister Bradly Felix were also speakers at the ceremony.