Job seekers at a recruitment fair for call centre agents in Manila. The rapid expansion of the Philippine BPO industry is giving young Filipinos the chance to find middle-class jobs that previously only existed outside the country. Photo: AFP

How outsourcing transformed the Philippine middle class

A vast expansion of call-centre and data-processing jobs in the Philippines has reduced the need for educated Filipinos to look overseas for work

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Job seekers at a recruitment fair for call centre agents in Manila. The rapid expansion of the Philippine BPO industry is giving young Filipinos the chance to find middle-class jobs that previously only existed outside the country. Photo: AFP
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