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US call-centre jobs may be exported under TPP

Pact allows firms to receive same treatment as American businesses when competing for US agency contracts

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WAKE-UP CALL: Employees at the 24/7 Customer Philippines call centre in Cebu, Philippines. American call-centre jobs may be one casualty of a pending Pacific trade deal that would allow US federal contract work to be shifted to Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei.

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AMERICAN call-centre jobs may be one casualty of a pending Pacific trade deal that would allow US federal contract work to be shifted to Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei.

Opponents of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership are seizing on the provision as an example of how...

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