AGA Endorses Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking Through Employee Training

  • Two congressmen introduced legislation to encourage more employee training
  • AGA CEO and President Bill Miller said the gaming industry is wholly committed
  • The lawmakers believe that better workplace training can help save lives
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The AGA is supporting new legislation that aims to incentivize employers to provide human trafficking training to their workers. [Image:]

The American Gaming Association (AGA) is endorsing legislation that would incentivize employers to train their workers to identify and combat cases of human trafficking.

Congressmen Troy Carter and David Valadao introduced their proposal on Tuesday that would create a new program under the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign to certify employers that provide relevant training.

AGA CEO and President Bill Miller spoke about the responsibility businesses in the entertainment and hospitality space have in fighting against human trafficking, saying that the “gaming industry is wholly committed to this imperative.” He thanked the congressmen for their efforts in recognizing that businesses can play a key role in the matter.

get the necessary training to spot indicators of crime

Congressman Valadao remarked that it is vital that people in the hospitality, entertainment, and transportation sectors get the necessary training to spot indicators of crime as they are on the front lines. This could save lives and help fight against those who commit “this growing and disturbing crime.”

The AGA does already offer free online training to educate gaming employees on ways to combat human trafficking.

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