McCaskill urges Trump Administration to protect Missouri call center jobs


Washington – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is joining a push to protect Missouri-based call center jobs, urging the Trump Administration to end the awarding of federal contracts to companies that send call center jobs overseas. Missouri is home to more than 83,000 call center jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“When these call center jobs are shipped overseas, hardworking Missourians and their communities suffer,” McCaskill said. “These foreign call centers don’t just hurt our workers. It’s been shown that they put our consumers at risk as well — so I hope President Trump will join our call to end the rewards for companies that ship our jobs overseas.”

McCaskill and a group of Senate colleagues are urging President Trump to use executive action to prevent federal government contracts from being awarded to companies that offshore U.S. call center jobs, writing in a letter:

“Shipping call center jobs overseas is not just an economic problem it is a threat to the security of consumers’ personal data. There have been numerous troubling reports of fraud and the theft of sensitive personal information at foreign call centers. The lack of adequate security measures is another important reason to move call center jobs back to the U.S.”

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