Filipinos unfazed by US aiming to bring back jobs
MANILA, Philippines—Call center operators in the Philippines who serve mostly US clients are shrugging off President Barack Obama’s campaign to bring back home outsourced jobs.
The Business Processing Association of the Philippines said Wednesday that outsourcing has allowed US companies to survive the global financial crunch and to expand — thereby creating more jobs for Americans.
The Philippines is the world’s top supplier of call center operators and is second to India in non-voice services such as accounting, engineering and medical billing.
In his State of the Union address, Obama urged American businesses to bring jobs back to the US. Last week, he said he wants to eliminate tax breaks for companies that outsource.