Friday, October 2, 2009

We're Outsourcing Food Stamp Jobs To India

Is this just over the top? Not only are they outsourcing our jobs, which is a prime contributor to how our economy got to where it is, but now they're even out sourcing the method of giving help to the people who are affected by it!

We're Outsourcing Food Stamp Jobs To India

By Meg Marco, 12:58 PM on Wed Apr 29 2009

Poverty in America is creating jobs for people overseas, says ABC News. The saga began when a Florida resident's hours working as a nanny got cut back when her boss' hours also got cut. She called a toll-free line to inquire about her food stamps and noticed that the call center obviously wasn't in the US.

"The woman who answered the phone — it's not like she wasn't nice or anything — but it was kind of evident that she wasn't in the States," Brown said.

The call center belonged to JP Morgan Chase, the firm hired by the State of Florida to run its food stamp program. It turns out that lots of banks outsource their government food stamp contracts to places like India, says ABC.

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