COMPLETE Development (Codev) is set to bring more software development jobs in Bacolod City as they target to expand their current total number of 500 in five Philippine cities, with an additional 180 for this year.

Codev is a company operated by Zylun Philippines Inc. and headquartered in Utah, USA, with offshore operations in the Philippines.

Its chief executive officer Landon Essig, who took the helm in 2020, met with information and communications technology (ICT) leaders in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental on Wednesday, June 8, together with his executive team.

He was joined by Country Manager Ron Hamto, People Operations Manager Samantha Samson, Human Resource Manager Rhea De Guzman, Talent Acquisition Specialist Rhea Quebrar, Talent Acquisition Manager Ann Estrada, Talent Manager Petty Mae Fernandez, Talent Supervisor Johnette Cañonero and IT Operations Specialist Jose Gabriel Fuentes.

Bacolod Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (Bnefit) president Hajee Birth Aquino and chair Jocelle Batapa-Sigue welcomed the team together with Negros Occidental Language and Information Center (Nolitc) head Cristina Orbecido and Provincial Investment Officer Lucille Gelvolea.

Also present were Bnefit Vice President Reymund Sabay of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Jose Dayot V, officer in charge of ICT for the Department of Education – Bacolod City, incoming city councilor Jason Villarosa, and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Negros Occidental Trade and Industry Development Specialist Kenneth Villarosa.

Codev’s mission is to solve the staffing problems of growing technical companies by providing them with highly-skilled professionals and to bring opportunities that allow them to work for international companies and work with cutting-edge software tools.

Codev opened its Bacolod location at the Negros First Cybercentre in 2017. It has locations in Cebu City, Makati City, Pasig City, and Davao City.

Batapa-Sigue shared the commitment of the local stakeholders in continuing to nurture collaboration between the academe and training sector, local government, and industry as Bacolod’s consistent model since 2004.

She expressed Bnefit’s goal of encouraging and guiding other major cities in Negros Occidental to adopt the model and develop their ICT job strategies, and invited Codev to actively participate in the federation’s activities. (SSB with PR)