Job loss due to BPO is a serious issue: US Senator

New Delhi, Nov 17 | Updated: Nov 18 2005, 05:30am hrs
The issue of BPO backlash again came in the limelight on Thursday with the US senator terming it as a serious issue. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) backlash is not merely a gimmick but the US is taking it seriously as people are increasingly losing their jobs in US after having long period of employment, said visiting US Senator, John Edwards here on Thursday.

Addressing the Young Parliamentarians Conference organised by Assocham, Mr Edwards said that though companies were saving through BPO but, unemployment scenario creates more complications than merely making money, and therefore, people in US are opposing the fashion of BPO.

Employment creation should be the top priority of any administration. US was particularly concerned about it as unemploy- ment of educated people is intolerable, Mr Edwards added.