Pepper Advantage Hub to create almost 1000 jobs for Fijians – Sayed-Khaiyum

Pepper Advantage Hub to create almost 1000 jobs for Fijians – Sayed-Khaiyum

By Krishneel Nair
Sunday 16/10/2022
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We are excited to host the Pepper Advantage Hub in Fiji and welcome the 800 to 1000 new jobs it will create for Fijians over the next five years.

This was stated by Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum while welcoming the global credit intelligence company, Pepper Advantage to launch a major outsourcing business in Fiji.

Sayed-Khaiyum says the investment opportunity will benefit Fijians at large.

He says this is a big win for the young, dynamic, English-speaking workforce and a major affirmation of the incentives they have introduced and infrastructure improvements they have made in the ICT sector.

He says Fiji is open for outsourcing, the world knows it, and Fijians will increasingly feel the benefits in the form of high paying tech careers.

Investment Fiji Chief Executive Officer Kamal Chetty says the launch of Pepper Advantage Hub will leverage Fiji’s position as a strategic hub for the outsourcing sector.

Chetty says the confidence bestowed by the global player which operates in nine jurisdictions across the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia Pacific will further promote Fiji’s promising business landscape to potential investors in the international arena.

He says having the Pepper Advantage Hub established in Fiji will largely benefit Fijians, not only in terms of employment opportunities, but it will also enhance their skills and working standards through these international companies.

The company says the new business will be called Pepper Advantage Hub, which will offer an entire suite of back-office support functions that range from IT services such as software engineering and data analytics, to finance-related roles, customer service support, HR, marketing, and administration.

The company also says the Hub will expand Pepper Advantage’s outsourcing services to provide efficient operational capabilities to new and existing clients, growing its client base beyond its traditional financial services market to other sectors that have a large customer service requirement, helping us fuel our continued growth.

Outsource Fiji Executive Director, Sagufta Janif says the success of Pepper’s setup in Fiji further reflects on its role in supporting potential international businesses who are planning to outsource their operations to Fiji.

Janif says Pepper’s setup will also serve as a testimonial for Fiji’s outsourcing industry whilst opening doors for other clients and investors, and will build confidence in Fiji as an outsourcing destination.

Janif also reiterated the opportunities Pepper Advantage is bringing into the country for Fijians, which will help contribute to capacity development and further enhance the knowledge of locals on international systems and requirements.

Pepper Advantage Hub Managing Director Aaron Milburn says the launch of the Pepper Advantage Hub in Fiji comes as the Fijian Government provides incentives for companies to establish in Fiji.

Milburn says the Bula smile and the way Fijians do business will be known in European and Asian countries to their global clients they intend to bring here to service and showcase Fiji to the world.

He says they have over 1,200 colleagues worldwide, they are literally going to double that number and half of their workforce will come from Fiji.

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