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Lawmakers to Hawaiian Airlines: Move your call center back to the islands

The final Boeing 767 aircraft still flying in the Hawaiian Airlines fleet was retired from...
The final Boeing 767 aircraft still flying in the Hawaiian Airlines fleet was retired from service during a ceremony on Monday.
Published: Mar. 19, 2019 at 10:23 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -There’s growing pressure on Hawaiian Airlines from lawmakers to bring it’s call center in the Philippines back to Hawaii.

The House Labor Committee Tuesday unanimously approved a draft resolution admonishing the carrier and calling on it to return those 200-plus jobs to the islands.

But Hawaiian Airlines says it’s unlikely that will happen.

HCR 13/HR 11 blames outsourcing of jobs as a reason for income being drawn away from the state and an increase in unemployment.

The company said it moved the call center in 2007 as it emerged from bankruptcy.

It’s a decision that reportedly helped the company more than double its workforce with 90 percent of its employees now based in Hawaii.

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