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Jan 24, 2011

Who wants a job? Trextel’s long employment line

If you drove past mile three and a half on the Northern Highway today you would have noticed a long line extending into the highway from the building that houses a new company called Trextel Belize.  The operators of the company did not return our calls but according to its website, Trextel would be conducting interviews as well as hiring and training individuals at this location.  The US based company is a virtual call or support center.  According to some of the people waiting in line, one woman even fainted after waiting two hours in the hot sun.  The long line is a sign that while the job market is very competitive, there are many unemployed Belizeans actively looking for work.

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17 Responses for “Who wants a job? Trextel’s long employment line”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    We need the business. Hopefully more companies will follow suit.

  2. Earl Grey says:

    WE NEED MORE CALL CENTERS IN BELIZE………. WE SPEAK BETTER ENGLISH THAN INDIA.

    TELL THE MINISTERS IN CHARGE TO BRING MORE OF THIS HOME………………. NOW!!!

  3. MADDYVANDDIJK/DEREALIST says:

    What the GOB desperately needs to do is to make some investments by getting foreign businesses to build factories all over Belize; this could help provide hundreds with jobs, and help to boost that economy. Tourism is not enough.

  4. shy says:

    We need more of these companys! They tend to pay decent enough for people to be able to live in a decent manner.

  5. Lany says:

    This is very good news. However I hope that labor dept are looking into these phone companies and ensure that our Belizeans are not being treated unfairly, as in the case with READY CALL CENTER. You guys do remember the chaos with Ready Call right. Lets learn from our mistake. But i am happy some Belizean children will be fed…

  6. Proud Belizean says:

    Nice…lets attract more foreign investment.

  7. Grant says:

    Sorry Earl, I would have to disagree with you there. English in India is far better spoken than in Belize. Plus, a foreign business man does not have to be so worried about being mugged or murdered in India.

  8. louisville,ky says:

    This is good news for the employment industry. Yeah, somebody needs to be actively pursuing companies that do business by telemarketing and direct them to setting up call centers in Belize. If nothing, the British left with us a very good command of the English language and an accent that is sweet to most foreigners, especially Americans.
    Maddy, with the cheaper cost of labor and utilities in the central american republics, it would be difficult if not impossible to attract factories in the Jewel, except to manufacture our own home grown poiducts. Remember Dickie’s? It was said they had to relocate to cut cost… or so the story goes.

  9. daveyt says:

    It’s good news, but will they abide by Labour Laws, and pay the workers at the very least the current minimum working wage, plus all the protections that the laws have to offer, or have they already got some nifty cost-saving get-out clauses, arranged with the govt. (Silver crossing palms again), as have others in Belize?????

    For example, a security company, based opposite the Tourism Vilage makes all their workers sign a Waiver Form, denying them any form of overtime. If they refuse, they are unemployed – totally illegal, but allowed. The Labour Dept. knows this, but won’t intervene – why???

    We’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?

  10. easy G says:

    MADDYVANDDIJK/DEREALIST i agree with u. GOB should make some investments by getting foreign businesses to build factories all over Belize; but the only thing is that GOB charge these factories or investers with a lot of taxes and much more, thats y business is so slow in belize cause dean @$$ Barrow ask for too much just for someone to open a busines in belize. Dean u scare of the business oportunities that can have success here in belize…..

  11. BZNinCALI says:

    Grant, India is not a crime free society, they are better at covering it up. At least one of the major cell phone companies have call centers in Trinidad for the same reason Earl mentioned, we do not have to spend two hours on the phone trying to figure out what they are saying.

  12. Earl Grey says:

    The COST OF LABOUR is TOO HIGH in BELIZE.

    DICKIES IS A GOOD EXAMPLE…………

    CALL CENTERS seem TO WORK…………………… LET’S CALL for more of these.

    and……….I DO BELIEVE THAT WE SPEAK BETTER ENGLISH THAN INDIA.

    You ever called on of them????????? Uh…………..could be challenging.

  13. Dissapointed UDP says:

    Fish farm close down, bus company close down, sewing factory close down, cruise tourism in crisis,so is the Free Zone, its the economy stupid. where are all the jobs that they promised. Clear di Land promised that within a 100 days after elections the River Valley communities would be flowing with Tilapia, Imagine the possibillties

  14. vigilante justice 316 says:

    BzninCali you said it well. I was wondering if India had found the cure for social ills from Grant’s comment. Anyway, good to see more opportunity for ppl to get back to work.

  15. citrus picker says:

    We need some of that investment in the south, we can’t afford to reap oranges now…..it just don’t pay. Canton imports labor and surrounds himself with a chosen few. Bring on a call center to the south!!

  16. helpinghands says:

    The ads in both paper state the pay rate between 6 and 10 dollars for a project coordinator assistant. the jobs don’t sound like a call center?

  17. Vicki Wimbs says:

    Haha “And, who knows: maybe some of these self-identified curators will contribute to U.S. job growth in the next decade.”

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