The city of Kingston has been named the Nearshore City of the Year for its performance in business process outsourcing (BPO).The city received this accolade at the recent Nexus Illuminate Awards, hosted by Nearshore Americas in the United States, to recognize the leading outsourcing companies and countries in the Caribbean and Latin America for their innovation and excellent performance.President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards, in an interview with the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), said Kingston copped the award for the rapid growth in the outsourcing sector in 2017, which included 5,000 new jobs created by existing and new BPO players.Kingston has also seen more than US$22 million in investment over the last 12 months on new construction and refurbishing of existing properties to meet the demands of the growing industry.These developments have propelled Kingston to becoming the fastest-growing city in the Caribbean for outsourcing.“This is a huge accolade for the city and a tribute to some of the top names in BPO, who have made their home in Kingston.”Edwards noted that the city is on a growth trajectory, with more investments and jobs in outsourcing on the horizon.
Facebook14Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Town & Country Roofing Inc.Local contractor sponsoring No Roof Left Behind free roof give away for one Thurston County homeowner in needThe national No Roof Left Behind initiative has found sponsorship in Thurston County. Local company, Town & Country Roofing Inc, is now accepting nominations for the free roof on their website.There are a few conditions for the program. Nominees must own the home they are living in and be a resident of Thurston County. Also, the free roof recipient must be current on his/her mortgage payments. Nominees will be accepted until January 12, 2014. A team of local volunteers will review all the nominees and four will be selected as finalists.The four finalists’ stories and photos will be displayed on Town & Country Roofing Inc’s No Roof Left Behind homepage. From February 3 thru April 5, 2014 the public will able to vote on the finalist they feel is most deserving. The roof winner will be revealed online on April 15, 2014 and the installation celebration will be held shortly thereafter.Ron Shincke, Owner of Town & Country Roofing is celebrating over 13 years in the roofing industry. One of the most important things for the Town & Country Roofing Inc family is community outreach. “We don’t just work in Thurston County. We live here, shop here and raise our families here. We wanted to let the community know just how important they are to us,” said Shincke. “Providing a free roof seemed like great way to do that.”When he heard about the No Roof Left Behind program as a way to thank communities for their support, Shincke knew it would be a great fit for the big-hearted team at Town & Country Roofing. “We are just so excited about implementing a philanthropic program like this,” he shares.Other local businesses are invited to show their community appreciation as well. “We think it’s a great way to rally the community together,” offers Shincke. “That’s why we’re inviting other neighborhood businesses to show support by way of donations. You don’t have to swing a hammer or even get dirty to help out,” he continues. “Just give us a call and we’ll find a place for you.”For more information about Town & Country Roofing Inc, their No Roof Left Behind program and interviews with Ron Shincke, please call 360-704-7663 or visit our web site.