California moves to ban offshoring for state contracts

State Assembly passes bill that prohibits contractors and sub-contractors doing business with the state from outsourcing jobs outside California
||Last Updated: 07/28/2005

California’s Assembly has approved a bill that would ban state contractors from having work done outside the state.

The bill will require that all contractors and subcontractors doing business with the state must certify that the “contract work will be performed by people in the state of California,” according to an AP report.

Assemblywoman Carol Liu said the bill would prohibit contracts such as the one the state has with a company that operates a call centre in India for welfare and food stamp recipients.