Posted 4 years ago on June 17, 2012, 7:09 p.m. EST by myows
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You can help end taxpayer Subsidies to Companies like Verizon that are shipping call center jobs overseas.
Over the past four years, the United States has lost at least 500,000 call center jobs as businesses have opted to relocate offshore. In addition to limiting employment opportunities for struggling families, the use of foreign call centers present a number of security concerns with respect to protecting American's personal confidential information.
In an effort to combat unemployment in New York State, this bill holds companies that out source jobs accountable. This legislation directs the commissioner to compile a semi-annual list of all call center employers in NYS that relocate jobs overseas and publicly discloses this information to all state agencies. Additionally, call center employers that appear on the list will be ineligible for state grants, guaranteed loans and tax benefits. This measure gives companies throughout the state an incentive to support New York's workforce, as opposed to negligently shipping jobs abroad. In light of the current economic climate, it is fiscally irresponsible to continue to reward with taxpayer dollars and state subsidies, businesses that relocate jobs.
Senator Tim Kennedy has introduced legislation, S6918, which would bar companies that off shore call center jobs from receiving NY state contracts, subsidies, grants and tax breaks.
Please call your local NY Senator and ask him to co sponsor/support S6918 and to make sure the Senate passes the bill before the end of the session on June 21st.