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Caribbean Employment: Jamaican Government Aims to Generate 70,000 Digital Services Jobs by 2025


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – The government of Jamaica is undertaking ambitious development of its digital services sector, according to Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Audley Shaw, with a view to generate some 70,000 Digital service jobs within the next five years.

Speaking the recent Caribbean Future Summit 2021, Shaw acknowledged that Jamaica has a vastly successful outsourcing sector, but he explained that the nation is seeking to shift some of that success over into its burgeoning digital services sector.

“The outsourcing sector, that is the business process outsourcing sector, directly employs over 44,000 agents and generates revenue estimated at over US$700 million annually,” the minister noted.

“Jamaica’s competitiveness is solidified on the basis that it is the most scalable location in the Caribbean, with a relatively large available labour force and established ecosystem supported by the government and private sector groups.

“We have a multisectoral approach to improving our technological infrastructure. In 2021, the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce outlined the framework for a national five-year global digital services strategy to expand the industry. The strategy is expected to have a significant impact on employment, providing 70,000 jobs by 2025.”

Shaw added, “Investment in the global digital services sector continues to grow with over 70 operators in the market at this time.”


Minister Shaw noted that the current ratio between business process outsourcing jobs and knowledge process outsourcing jobs is approximately 80/20.

However, he said the government wants to improve that ratio to 60/40, thereby “expanding and making further inroads into higher-technology-oriented jobs in the digital services sector”.

Several training programmes are also in the works, Shaw said, “with a vision to facilitate promotion of the sector and to enable training of thousands of Jamaican in new digital skills of a higher-value skill set”.

“A critical goal is to shift the makeup of the sector towards higher-skilled jobs,” Shaw emphasized.

He added, “This global services digital services sector project, being driven by JAMPRO (Jamaica Promotions Corporation) as the executing agency, is the main driver to upskill Jamaicans in the high-value technical and professional skills needed in digital services.

“…In this way, the government, along with operators and stakeholders in the private sector, are facilitating steps to offer services beyond business processing by building the skills and capabilities of the talent pool and companies who offer services under the global sector services program.”

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IBFD announces search for Caribbean authors and correspondents!

IBFD is looking to expand its network of international contributors and needs passionate tax specialists to share their expertise and insights with a global tax audience.

Join our network of international contributors
We look forward to working with you!

CARIBPR WIRE, AMSTERDAM, March 11, 2021: IBFD relies on knowledgeable and passionate contributors for each jurisdiction covered in the IBFD Tax Research Platform – the world’s most comprehensive collection of international tax information.

We require country survey authors and Tax News Service (TNS) correspondents specialized in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the BES Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the US Virgin Islands.

Obtaining accurate, timely and relevant tax information in the Caribbean presents its own unique challenges, ranging from internet connectivity issues to limited access to online tax technical publications, but local tax specialists usually know the tips and tricks for obtaining the right information.

Authors are our lifeblood

A key component of IBFD’s Tax Research Platform is our collection of survey chapters for all countries in the world, including countries in the Caribbean. Authors play a vital role in ensuring that the country survey chapters contain accurate and timely information for IBFD subscribers with regard to corporate and individual taxation, as well as business and investment. Publication cycles vary, but survey chapters are generally updated once a year, preferably after major changes in legislation. Authors are paid for each survey based on the input further to a word count.

Correspondents keep on top of developments

Correspondents are responsible for preparing and submitting TNS reports when newsworthy items arise in the jurisdiction at hand, including budgets, legislation, tax rulings and cases. In essence, these are short newsflashes that are published daily on the IBFD Tax Research Platform, providing the essentials of important developments and key links, wherever possible, to the source or other government documents. Each report begins with the name and affiliation of the correspondent, which further increases your reach and reputation. You can also take on the role of an author. Correspondents are paid a fixed fee per report. The more active correspondents are, the higher the pay.

Benefits of joining IBFD

As an author or correspondent, you will be working alongside and sharing information with the most world-renowned authors on international tax.

Working with us stimulates you to stay on top of tax developments, provides marketing benefits for your practice, broadens your professional global network and provides access to the world’s most comprehensive cross-border tax database. Our correspondents find, almost universally, that the time and effort (small or large) they devote to writing for IBFD pay dividends many fold in the rest of their business.

Interested in joining IBFD?

If you would like more information about becoming an author or correspondent for IBFD, please contact us via email at [email protected] or visit

If you would like a PDF of the press release, please contact Phil Windus, Senior Marketing Coordinator, at [email protected].

About IBFD

IBFD is a leading international provider of cross-border tax expertise, with a long-standing history of supporting and contributing to tax research and academic activities. As an independent foundation, IBFD utilizes its global network of tax experts and its Knowledge Centre to serve Fortune 500 companies, governments, international consultancy firms and tax advisers.

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¡IBFD anuncia búsqueda de autores y corresponsales en el Caribe!

IBFD espera expandir su red de colaboradores internacionales y necesita especialistas tributarios entusiastas para compartir su experiencia y perspectivas con una audiencia tributaria global.

Únase a nuestra red de colaboradores internacionales
¡Esperamos trabajar con usted!

CARIBPR WIRE, ÁMSTERDAM, March 11, 2021: IBFD cuenta con colaboradores conocedores y entusiastas para cada jurisdicción cubierta por la Plataforma de Investigación Tributaria de IBFD, la recopilación de información tributaria internacional más completa del mundo.

Necesitamos autores de encuesta de país y corresponsales del Servicio de Noticias Tributarias (TNS – Tax News Service) especializados en Anguila, Antigua y Barbuda, Barbados, Islas BES, Islas Vírgenes Británicas, Islas Caimán, Cuba, Curazao, Haití, Jamaica, San Cristóbal y Nieves, Islas Turcas y Caicos e Islas Vírgenes de Estados Unidos.

Obtener información tributaria precisa, oportuna y relevante en el Caribe representa sus propios desafíos únicos, que van desde problemas de conectividad a Internet hasta acceso limitado a publicaciones técnicas tributarias en línea, sin embargo, los especialistas tributarios locales, casi siempre conocen las recomendaciones y trucos para obtener la información apropiada.

Los autores son el alma de nuestra organización

Un componente clave de la Plataforma de Investigación Tributaria del IBFD es nuestra colección de capítulos de encuestas para todos los países del mundo, incluidos los países del Caribe. Los autores juegan un papel vital para garantizar que los capítulos de encuesta de país contengan información precisa y oportuna para los suscriptores de IBFD con relación a impuestos corporativos e individuales, así como negocios e inversiones. Los ciclos de publicación varían, sin embargo, los capítulos de encuesta, generalmente se actualizan una vez al año, preferiblemente después de cambios importantes en la legislación. Los autores ganan por cada encuesta en base a la contribución, además del conteo de palabras.

Los corresponsales se mantienen actualizados de los avances

Los corresponsales son responsables de preparar y presentar informes de TNS cuando surjan artículos de interés noticioso en la jurisdicción en cuestión, incluidos presupuestos, legislación, casos y resoluciones impositivas. En resumen, son breves noticiosos publicados diariamente en la Plataforma de Investigación Tributaria de IBFD, que ofrecen lo esencial de avances importantes y enlaces clave, siempre que sea posible, a la fuente u otros documentos gubernamentales. Cada informe comienza con el nombre y la afiliación del corresponsal, lo que aumenta aún más su alcance y reputación. También puede asumir el rol de autor. Los corresponsales ganan una tarifa fija por informe. Mientras más corresponsales activos, más alto el pago.

Beneficios de unirse a IBFD

Como autor o corresponsal, trabajará estrechamente y compartirá información con los autores de impuestos internacionales más reconocidos en el mundo.

Trabajar con nosotros le incentiva a mantenerse actualizado de los avances tributarios, le ofrece beneficios de marketing para su práctica, amplía su red global profesional y le ofrece acceso a la base de datos tributarios internacionales más completa del mundo. Nuestros corresponsales hallan, casi de modo universal, que el tiempo y el esfuerzo (pequeño o grande) que dedican a escribir para IBFD paga múltiples dividendos en el resto de su negocio.

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Acerca del IBFD

IBFD es un proveedor internacional líder de conocimientos tributarios internacionales, con una trayectoria comprobada de apoyo y colaboración con investigación tributaria y actividades académicas. El IBFD (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation – Buró Internacional de Documentación Fiscal), como una fundación independiente utiliza su red global de especialistas tributarios y su Centro de Conocimientos para asistir a empresas Fortune 500, gobiernos, firmas de consultoría internacional y asesores fiscales.

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