Anti-outsourcing bill introduced in US Congress

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A US senator has introduced a bill that would require call centre employees in countries like the Philippines or India to disclose their location, and give customers the right to ask to transfer their call to a service agent in the US. The bill, introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown, does not explain under what circumstances a customer can seek routing of his calls to the US. The bill also seeks the creation of a public list of companies that outsource call center jobs. Once this list is created, the bill seeks to provide preference in federal contracts to companies that haven’t shipped jobs overseas.

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