The country is in the eastern time zone during the
winter, and central time zone during the summer.
The proximity to the United States means that the people here are highly attuned to US culture:
American TV shows, commercials, and products all resonate with Jamaicans.
In the last 10 years, the ICT outsourcing sector has grown to 15,000 workers, and is the fastest
growing employment sector in the country. The government recognizes it as the best source for economic
growth on the island, and has taken numerous steps to encourage investment. Two redundant fiber networks
have been laid around the island with a connection to Miami. Companies in the industry enjoy “free zone”
status; with tax and duty exemptions.
Jamaica is quickly emerging as the preferred destination for near-shore outsourcing.
As a former British colony, Jamaica’s native language is English. The British school
system is still in place, and the country graduates 50,000 high-school students every year.
Jamaica is legendary for its hospitality, with more than 1 million tourists visiting the
island every year. The culture of customer service and a genuine desire to delight guests
pervades the population and is something that we look for in every employee. The island is just
over an hour’s flight from Miami and four hours from New York, with multiple
non-stop flights every day from each city.