Are Recruiting and Staffing Companies Mainly Just Call Centers?

I’ve noticed a trend on Linkedin: many of the recruiters in the IT sector are not native English speaking Americans. Indeed, I’d say at least fifty percent are NOT Americans. And many just seem so out of touch with standard American cultural values that I can’t help but surmise that they in fact are located overseas. Yes, I believe most of the recruiters for US based jobs (at least in the IT sector) are not US-based.

Essentially, you’ve got to have some human contact in the process. Any human contact I guess. And sure enough, you really do need some prescreening. The original companies that hiring the staffing agency are outsourcing the task after all and they may not be that specialized in determining which candidates are bogus and which are not. There is something about having an actual human confirm certain important details like citizenship, right to work in a place, some basics about past experience, etc.. But I guess all these tasks can be outsourced not just in terms of outside of the company that originally wants to get the candidates skilled but outsourced (or off-shored I guess is the correct term here) all the way out of the country entirely. I’m not a huge fan of off-shoring jobs. It has had such a negative impact on so many Americans. I just can’t say that I support it.

More Call Centers in the DR?

There are already a good number of call centers in the Dominican Republic as of mid-2021, so is there a legitimate market demand for more?

Don’t try to work at a call center in the Dominican Republic. They pay $3-4 USD per hour max. Further, if you’re not Dominican you’ll be breaking the immigration laws anyways. So, you could come down here and find a job like that, and STILL not be able to take it because you don’t have the correct visa status.

I met a guy in Santiago who worked at one (an American guy I mean). He did not seem that happy really, but he was able to pay for his apartment (about $200 USD per month). Things are so cheap here that one could support oneself doing it. I just don’t recommend doing that at all. Especially these days, when a native English speaker from the US should be able to find SOME kind of online job anyways. Times are changing fast. I’m aware that a lot of people are considering making a move down here to live full-time. Just be aware that this is not really a viable option.