First rural BPO in Chennai's Krishnagiri District boosts employment

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Krishnagiri (Chennai), May 20 (ANI): The first government-run rural BPO in Chennai's Krishnagiri District is proving to be a boon for youths wanting jobs.

At present over one hundred rural youth, both male and female, in the age group of 18 to 35 years are employed at Fostering Technologies in Rural Area (FOSTeRA), the BPO established in year 2007 by District of Rural Development Agency (DRDA).

The employees here earn a monthly salary of Rs 5000 to Rs 8,000.

"The objective is to take IT to rural areas and to provide employment and also create entrepreneurship. The rural BPO provides employment for local people in the age group of 18 to 35, with the qualification of plus two, graduate and above," said Ashok Kumar, CEO, FOSTeRA.

The nature of the job is voice process and non-voice process. About 300 young people have already been put through voice and non-voice training.

"Here it is night as well as day shift. I have got job to work in day shift. The call center has hired many rural people," said Anjana, an employee.

FOSTeRA Krishnagiri, is planning to increase its capacity from the present 25 to about 500 by the end of October, and after that it will employee around 1000 people working in two shifts.

Multi-national companies like telecom and banking are looking at FOSTeRA to outsource their help desk, credit card processing, form filling and editing work. (ANI)

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