Stop Off Shoring
position is that IBM must fully
The number of jobs being created in the US
The number of jobs cut in the US
The number of new hires from IBM acquisitions
The number of jobs Offshored and where
The number of former IBM employees recalled back into IBM.
to IBM OffShoring News
High-Tech Worker's Guide to Globalization's Myths
High-Tech Jobs: Why benign neglect isn't working.
Outsourcing: As approved by the IEEE-USA Board of Directors March 2004
States doing plenty of offshoring
CEOs Who Outsource Get Bigger Pay Hike-Survey
- The American Call Center?
you say 'offshore' anymore? Euphemism is alive and well again when
it comes to axing jobs in America.
Executive Sees Upside to Offshoring for US Workers
first US state to enact anti-outsourcing law.
union, in call centres.
New Jersey Governor Signs Executive Order Protecting
New Jersey Jobs
Jobs - The Most Important Issue of Our Lifetime
Impact of Outsourcing on Development
Restoring Global Balance Together - by CWA Executive Vice President
- Do offshoring's benefits outweigh its drawbacks?
Offshoring: It's Not
Too Late to Change
of U.S. Jobs Seen Up - Report
Letter to Australia IGS General Manager
from employees being offshored.
at IBM La Gaude Site employees worried for their jobs.
next technology battlefields
take on foreign outsourcing
Lost Jobs...Press Release from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
offshore: Shipping out business services and technology work is
a fast-growing and controversial economic trend
Corporate Myths About Outsourcing.
targets firms that move jobs out of N.Y. Legislation would withhold
to Prevent Offshoring From Taking Your Job - Advice by Howard Adamsky,
Us The Jobs" bus tour and Rochester
MN Bus Stop Events
will focus on offshoring controversy
offshoring measure rejected. State panel kills bill discouraging
Could Be First State to Ban Offshoring. Lawmakers Debate Price vs.
Cost to the State.
Job Cuts Top 100,000 in January - Report
law limits offshoring of A-76 work - By
Wilson P. Dizard III, GCN Staff
Blue Collar Workers of the 21st century - by Jeff Horwich, Minnesota
as a (Campaign) Plank U.S. leaders either don't understand or prefer
not to understand the IT Outsourcing Crisis, so here's the Cliff Notes
controversy takes hold in Vermont.
jobs jumping ship. Cheap overseas labor is not just for manufacturers
any more -- is your job headed offshore too?
event lures execs, protesters.
entices more corporations - Demonstrator:
'Will Code for Food'.
hot 2004 campaign issue? - Union activists are planning to inject
the controversial topic of overseas outsourcing of technology jobs into
the 2004 presidential race.
safety net for programmers - also a link
to the lawfirm that is filing class action suits against US Dept.
of Labor and the US dept. of Justice.
backlash rising - At both state and national levels, politicians
are rushing to introduce anti-offshoring laws.
reveals documents on IBM offshoring plans
the transcript of Bill Moyers' show on Offshoring
State Government Ships IT Work Offshore - IBM helps spearhead state's
Workers Mount Opposition To Free Trade, Swaying Politicians
Your Job Bon Voyage
seek fix on white-collar job visas
Workers Face Confidence Crisis Unemployment and outsourcing are
creating a crisis of confidence among domestic tech professionals
Crisis Technology workers mull the impact of offshore outsourcing
and struggle to find a unified voice
says IT worker unemployment at unprecedented levels
Global Itinerary: "Offshore Outsourcing Inevitable" By
next year, 80% of CIOs will have marching orders to take some IT offshore
- UNLESS WE FIGHT BACK!
State Government Ships IT Work Offshore - IBM helps spearhead state's
World Traveler - excerpt from the book "Sharing The Pie"
by Steve Brouwer
help all workers, new study finds - a new report by the Economic
H1-B visa ban to hit 65,000 Indians - Sept.
7th - Educated and highly-qualified Indians hoping
to get cushy jobs in the United States, especially in that country's
software sector, may have their dreams quashed if a legislation to ban
the issue of H1-B visas is debated and passed as a law.
- The Great
Depression - "The Sequel" Coming
To Your Neighborhood Soon.
July 30th - Interesting reading and advice from a former Corporate
CEO Read Full Story
Outsourcing: Keeping Your Plans Hush-Hush Can Hurt You
July 30th -Read
the Good Jobs Are Going?
July 30th -Forget sweatshops. U.S. companies are now shifting
high-wage work overseas, especially to India Read
takes toll on techies.
July 25th -It’s not just low-level jobs that are leaving
U.S. shores. Read
services put chip designers on edge.
July 25th --The acceleration of overseas outsourcing of information
technology services in recent years has some circuit designers worried
about the security of their once-sheltered position. Read
Labor at America's Expense...
July 9th --As U.S. corporations outsource their information-technology
operations to the lower-wage countries, American workers are left on
the outside looking in. Read
TIMES: Bangalore Engineers , India, work on US software projects.
July 9th New York-- US companies have outsourced mundane data
entry and programming to India for years. But increasingly, US firms
are farming out much more sophisticated work to the world's second most
populous nation, taking advantage of skilled accountants, market researchers,
and medical technicians - even special-effects artists - who work for
nickels on the dollar. Read
Grow as Tech Jobs Move Offshore
June 27, NEW YORK -- A backlash is growing against
one of the business world's hottest trends: moving a wide range of high-tech
and service-sector jobs to developing countries. At the Waldorf-Astoria
hotel Thursday, about 125 executives attended the 2003 Strategic Outsourcing
- June 29:
Administration assures India it is OK to steal your job
government and businesses have won a major assurance from the Bush Administration
on the issue of outsourcing. A senior US official has said Washington
is against any attempt by state governments to legislate a ban on outsourcing
on the lines of what is being considered in New Jersey and other states.
COO to visit Bangladore to explore opportunities
Silicon India, June 13, 2003:In Bangalore, he will visit the
new Intel India Development Centre campus. Last month, Karnataka approved
an Intel plan to build the $41-million centre which will create 3,000
Read Full Story
Services in India has high growth rate
Silicon India, June 13, 2003: While worldwide IT Services growth
has been 4% in 2003, the Indian IT Services sector has witnessed 17%
Wants Jobs Protected
Seattle Times, June 14, 2003: India wants global trade rules
to counter the backlash in the United States as Microsoft, Citigroup
and other companies move computer programming, call center and other
back-office jobs to India and other nations. Indian Commerce Minister
Arun Jaitley said he raised recent restrictions by states such as New
Jersey to the contracting of Indian companies in a meeting Thursday
with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick. Those limitations, he
said, need to be addressed in the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement
being negotiated now... Read
could lose 200,000 jobs over next 10 years
Government Opposes Legislation Against Outsourcing. SiliconIndia,
June 13, 2003: Addressing a press conference here at the end of
his two-day visit to Washington, Jaitley said: "We explained the
sensitivities of India's concerns that public and political opinion
in India regards it completely contrary to the spirit of market access.
Therefore such a proposal does create an adverse environment when market
access negotiations in various sectors are on. "The USTR was very
appreciative of our stance and he told me that the federal government
of the U.S. considers these proposals as 'bad policy'. The federal government
opposes it and is trying to resist it." ... According to a study
by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, financial services companies
are planning to move more than 500,000 jobs overseas in order to reduce
operating costs by $30 billion annually. A recent report by the Federation
of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) said American companies
had saved $16 billion due to outsourcing. Read
Against Outsourcing Termed Politically-Motivated
Deccan Herald, June 13, 2003: Industry leaders, government
representatives and analysts unanimously pointed out that the proposed
curbs by the US against outsourcing were “politically motivated”
and the outcry would die down as soon as the economy bounced back. They
also criticised the media for focussing excessively on job losses in
the US due to outsourcing from India and failed to highlight the advantages
for the US economy. ... The hue and cry on backlash was “much
ado about nothing,” said Mr Kevin M Campbell, President and Chief
Operating Officer (COO) of Exult, a US-based BPO firm. There was nothing
for India to fear about the concerns of loss in job expressed back in
the US, he added. Read
Who's afraid of IndianITES?
The Times of India, June 8, 2003: "In the beginning they
were just code coolies and call centre Charlies. Dour drudges who wrote
millions of lines of code for slave wages; and distant drones who answered
(in thick Indian accents) basic questions about billing and ticketing
in the (American) afterhours. For a while, it had looked perfect —
a low-cost, 24/7 work cycle, freeing American workers to do more important
stuff. Then, as the never-ending economic downturn spiralled, it began
to hurt. More so, when unemployment passed 6 per cent, putting some
nine million Americans out of work" ... Read
Prudential Insurance to shift 1,000 jobs to India
The Economic Times (of India): Despite increasing discontent
in US and Britain over outsourcing to India, British insurance company
Prudential plans to shift a third of its remaining 3,000 customer-service
jobs to Mumbai and save an estimated £16 million a year, a report
said on Wednesday. Prudential selected Mumbai over rival locations in
east Europe, Asia and Ireland because of lower hiring costs but, as
also because "the infrastructure and potential for savings and
productivity gains made India a winner”, said Philip Broadley,
the company's finance director. The move comes as British Communication
Workers' Union issued a warning this week of strikes against BT, the
telecommunications giant, over its Indian plans Read
BT attacked over call centre plans
BBC News, June 2, 2003: The Communication Workers Union (CWU)
described the proposals as "catastrophic" for the areas in
the UK where call centres are based. BT said no permanent employees
would lose their jobs as a result of work being transferred to India.
The CWU said that as many as 200,000 UK call centre jobs could be lost
across the industry over the next five to 10 years. ... The CWU accused
the telecoms company of paying Indian workers just 80p an hour, compared
with £6 an hour for call centre workers in the UK. Read
turn to Net to protest outsourcing
June 13, 2003: "We are not racists, xenophobes or bigots.
We are displaced American workers. Displaced by a little known immigration
visa, approved by the Congress at the request of large US corporations.”
If you think this is a 70s’ trade union leader breathing fire
and brimstone, think again. This is the voice of displaced American
infotech professionals on the Internet.
Inslee says U.S. won’t stem outsourcing...
tells AP, "These bills won't go anywhere"
jobs disappearing in city, going overseas
- Lou Dobbs:
Trading US Jobs Away"
- SF Chronicle:
Silicon Valley companies find cheaper labor in other countries"
Tech Multi-nationals Head for India
Transcript of IBM Management
Offshoring Conference Call
German lab bucks outsourcing trend
Accelerates Hiring in India
ruffles workers by expanding India staff
UK mainframe workers train their South African replacements
Opens Fifth Software Center in India
to cut 100 more jobs
UK workers in the dark as firing crunch time hits
utility shifting jobs to IBM
moves to promote offshoring
Restructuring at IBM will lead to more packaged offshore services
to shift 380 jobs to IBM
hits home. Worker
tells story of IBM layoffs
Ireland employees jobs offshored to India
sold to GXS
workers call for shareholders to 'Offshore the CEO'
Employees Challenge Outsourcing, Retiree Issues at IBM Annual Meeting-
April 27, 2004
meeting draws offshoring, health care protests
staff in offshore outsourcing protest
Offshoring Legislation In Action
economic report praises 'outsourcing' jobs (What??)
report: Sending jobs overseas helps U.S. (Are they serious?)
law targets offshoring
Tech jobs go offshore, Teamsters devise new strategies
buys leading Indian back office service firm
Employees Challenge Outsourcing, Retiree Issues at IBM Annual Meeting
Worker Blues - It had been a rewarding 24-year IBM career for Craig
Hench--until he got a curt note from his boss last June.
Dell and HP under fire over 'Sweatshop' computer factories
lays off workers across nation; "Drive by" firings of
14 in region lose jobs - Craig Wolf, Poughkeepsie Journal
to hire 15,000 in 2004 - How many
former IBMers will get called back? Alliance@IBM
wants to know!
May Outsource 5,000 Jobs to IBM - Is this how IBM will "hire"
15,000 workers in 2004?
Data Give Rare Look at Sensitive 'Offshoring' Plans - IBM expects
to save $168 million annually starting in 2006 by shifting several thousand
high-paying programming jobs overseas.
interest in IBM union
Fears of job losses may fuel activism.
to send 80 jobs abroad - About 80 jobs at IBM Corp. in Poughkeepsie
will be phased out this year as their work goes overseas in a consolidation
of IBM's procurement systems.
jobs headed abroad - The plan to move programming jobs to India,
China and elsewhere is bad news for RTP.
Jobs Cited in China Issue - by Nancy Remsen
IBM jobs headed abroad - The plan to move programming jobs to India,
China and elsewhere is bad news for RTP.
may shift 3 million jobs overseas by 2015.
July 25th -With amazing accuracy that we can only hope to expect
from its programmers, India's Hindustan Times states, 'IBM plans to
shift around three million service jobs to foreign countries, including
India, by 2015, according to the New York Times. Read
explores shifting jobs out of U.S..
July 25th -Several top IBM Corp. executives are discussing
plans to move some U.S. positions to other countries with less expensive
labor and infrastructure costs, according to officials at two organizations
seeking to unionize IT workers. Read
is still threatening your job - The Carlyle Group
(of which Gerstner is now Chairman) increases its investment in high tech
India by 30%.
The firm "is keen to acquire stakes in technology-related businesses
providing IT-related services in tele-communication, financial services,
medical services, education and other technology-driven sectors"
Investors in Asia
Group - $ 250 million George Bush Sr. is an advisor to the
IBM - 2001 $ 25 million, $ 100 million more by 2004 - And you
can't get your laptop replaced...
May 18, 2003:
IBM will be moving IT, Software Developer and Research Jobs to
Sam Palmisano personally visits India but he wants no media attention
- sounds like stealth offshoring to us. Palmisano is the first IBM CEO
to visit India.
to expand Software Development, Services and R&D in India
India jobs to go up substantially in the near future
Mills and Nick Donofrio visit India - Paul Horn, head of Research,
will also visit. "IBM is moving strategic operations in the software