Dell to double Philippines call center workforce

PC-maker Dell plans to double the size of its call center workforce in the Philippines to 1,400 employees to support its global expansion, the company's chairman Michael Dell said Tuesday.

'What we've found here in the Philippines is a well-trained, and a well-educated workforce. We're very pleased with our 300 employees here,' Dell said in a news conference during a visit to inaugurate Dell's first call center facility in the Philippines.

Located at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City, Dell initially projected to hire 700 employees. The facility, which currently employs 300 workers, began taking calls in February and supports Dell's customers in the US.