“Romney outsourced call center jobs to India.”

Source: PolitiFact, June 11, 2012

…. The controversy popped up again in 2006 when then-Sen. Edward Kennedy criticized Romney for “jumping on the offshoring bandwagon,” according to a Boston Herald story. A Romney official told the newspaper that by then, only a handful of overseas workers were still working on a Medicaid subcontract. The food stamp contract previously held by Citigroup (later JP Morgan Chase) had expired and the new contract was awarded to a company whose call center was in Utah. Obama’s ad charges that “Romney outsourced call center jobs to India.” The Obama campaign’s wording suggests a broader, more deliberate policy when the state was sending some work overseas. But in choosing to veto the bill, Romney let the arrangement continue. The statement leaves out important information. We rate it Half True.

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