American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and uSupport project signed the Memorandum of Cooperation

American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and uSupport project will cooperate in promotion of Ukraine’s IT-outsourcing and BPO industry. The parties agreed to cooperate on purpose of creation required conditions for sustainable development and growth of the IT industry of Ukraine, improve the investment climate in IT industry of Ukraine, deem it necessary to enter into this Memorandum of Cooperation.

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More than 15,000 firms in Ukraine work in the IT industry

The national statistic service of Ukraine reports 15,676 economically active firms as having IT and telecommunications as their primary field activity.

The majority of them - more than 6,000 - are registered in Kyiv, and the number of IT professionals working in Kyiv is more than 17,500. The total number of IT professionals working in Ukraine is more than 200,000, and 15,000 professionals are supplied to the industry every year by university graduates.

At the same time, the country faces a large emigration problem of qualified IT professionals. Valeriy Omelchenko, Head of the Parliamentary committee of information and IT technologies, says the preventive measure for this issue can be the implementation of a national project called “Technopolis.”

The MP is confident that the Parliament of Ukraine can improve the environment for the IT industry by accepting the corresponding legislative acts.

Date: 31.03.2014 | Source