The government signed a contract on Saturday with the international company AmeriTech Global Services to provide employment at two call centres for an initial 500 young people in the Linden and East Coast Demerara areas.
The company, with headquarters in London and locations in over 20 other countries, will be setting up two call centres - one in Linden and the other on the East Coast, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.
AmeriTech's chief executive officer Ricardo Jarvis said that the venture will take technology in this country to another level, adding that his company will be pushing wireless and satellite technology, GINA stated.
Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, who signed on behalf of the government, described the agreement as further evidence of the administration's commitment to introduce the benefits of technology to the Guyanese community. He noted too that government will endeavour to have the project implemented as speedily as possible, GINA said.
A number of call centre operations have already been established in the country.