Barbados’ international business and financial services sector is continuing to generate jobs, further stimulating the economy. By the end of next year, KM2 Solutions, a call centre company located in Barbados, is poised to create 1,100 jobs.
After taking Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Hon. Donville Inniss for a tour of the facilities, KM2 Solutions site director and vice president of the Eastern Caribbean, Tony Jennings, explained how the call centre company has plans to expand far above its current 700 employee workforce.
According to Jennings, KM2 Solutions grew from 250 staff members to 700 since its opening in 2007. Within the next five months, plans are to create several additional jobs, expanding the company to 1,100 employees.
“I’ll cap Barbados at somewhere between 1,800 and 2,000 persons before the end of next year,” he said.
Praising the work ethic of his employees, Mr. Jennings spoke of expanding the current space of 65,000 square feet to 100,000. Part of that expansion process, he said, is to have an onsite medical facility.
Minister Inniss expressed pleasure at the call centre’s staff complement, noting that it made the company one of the most significant employers in Barbados.
He highlighted the true importance of such a scale of job creation. “It’s not just 700 jobs, its 700 families that are being assisted with their existence,” he explained. “At a time when we’ve had a very challenging situation with our macro economy, it’s also good to know companies like yours have stayed here and are growing.”
KM2 Solutions has locations in St. Lucia, the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Grenada.