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  1. #1
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    Jan 2001

    IBM moves IT jobs to India?

    Anyone else see this one?

    IBM execs look to move jobs overseas

    On conference call, two officials say the firm needs
    to shift white-collar jobs to stay competitive.
    July 22, 2003: 6:42 AM EDT

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two senior officials at IBM, the
    world's largest computer maker, said the company needs
    to speed its efforts to move white-collar jobs to
    India and elsewhere overseas, according to a published
    report Tuesday.

    In a recording of a conference call given to the New
    York Times by a labor union, top employee-relations
    executives said IBM needed to make the same moves its competitors have made to save money by shifting service jobs away from the United States.

    The Times article cited Forrester Research as
    estimating 450,000 U.S. computer industry jobs could
    be transferred overseas in the next 12 years,
    representing 8 percent of U.S. computer jobs.

    IBM executives on the March conference call worried
    that broader unionization could arise as the trend
    strengthens, the paper reported.

    "Governments are going to find that they're fairly
    limited as to what they can do, so unionizing becomes
    an attractive option," said IBM (IBM: Research,
    Estimates) director for global employee relations Tom
    Lynch on the recording.

    "You can see some of the fairly appealing arguments
    they're making as to why employees need to do some
    things like organizing to help fight this."

    The Seattle-based Washington Alliance of Technology
    Workers gave the recording, which was on an internal
    company Web site, to the newspaper after getting it
    from a company employee who was upset about its
    content, according to the Times.
    I remember when this place was cool.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2002
    For those who want to read the original thread...
    Tarry Singh
    I'm a JOLE(JavaOracleLinuxEnthusiast)
    --- Everything was meant to be---

  3. #3
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    Oct 2000
    Microsoft announced something similar at the beginning of July.

    David Knight
    OCP DBA 8i, 9i, 10g

  4. #4
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    Jan 2002
    I don't mean to start a furore here but I know atleast one contractor, he has his own firm, here who has had a taste of the "differences in work ethics" when he(he's of indian origin BTW)tried getting lots of jobs for several clients here thru outsourcing etc.

    There are lots of qualified professionals here(in holland) who are sitting home/jobless. And that's pretty bad.

    I mean this whole recession thing has some real ugly things happening.
    Tarry Singh
    I'm a JOLE(JavaOracleLinuxEnthusiast)
    --- Everything was meant to be---

  5. #5
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    Nov 2002
    Geneva Switzerland
    It's called the Global Market Place - communications, of all sorts, mean that the "Western Elite" is now in competition with people earning 20% of their salaries, and some of them are just as good, some aren't. (and some are OCP's)

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