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New Jersey Bill to Penalize Offshoring of Call Centers

Oct. 18, 2018, 9:30 PM

Moving call centers out of New Jersey to cheaper locations abroad could become more difficult under a bill approved by a state legislative committee Oct. 18.

Under A-1992, employers that shift New Jersey call centers overseas would forfeit all state incentives and could be fined up to $7,500 per day if they don’t notify the state of the move.

“Moving jobs to other countries so they can pay lower wages while benefiting from state resources is a slap in the face to taxpayers,” Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D), one of the bill’s sponsors, said in a statement after the ...

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