After a bill to raise minimum wages of H1B visa holders was introduced in the US Congress, a bipartisan bill to deter American companies from shipping call centre and service jobs to foreign countries has now been reintroduced.
Democrat Gene Green and Republican David McKinley reintroduced 'The U.S. Call Center and Consumer Protection Act' in the U.S. Congress. The bill proposes to incentivize American companies to retain such jobs in the US.
Green reportedly stressed on the importance of American workers having access to good service sector jobs and receive a liveable wages.
He added that the bipartisan legislation would protect call centre workers in Texas and throughout the US.
McKinley said that their priority was to protect and create American jobs, said reports.
He said the bill does not mandate that companies keep call centres in America, but would such companies will not receive funding from the government.