Skip to comments.Xerox CEO, an Obama appointee, may send jobs to Indian firm
Posted on 08/09/2011 8:05:53 AM PDT by george76
Xerox, whose CEO, Ursula Burns, is advising President Obama on exports, last week told its product engineering employees that it is in outsourcing talks with India-based IT services firm HCL Technologies...
Burns was appointed last year as vice chairwoman of the President's Export Council, a panel of CEOs advising the Obama administration on how to increase exports, which would lead to an increase in domestic jobs...
Burns is outspoken on the need to improve the pool of math and science graduates in U.S. schools. In a recent video interview on CNN, she warned that if graduation rates in these areas don't increase, "we become a server nation; our standard of living must decline."
a Xerox employee who would be affected by the action and who spoke to Computerworld on condition of anonymity said the outsourcing agreement is being done to cut costs.
Engineering "is the core of America, and to cut that is almost criminal," the employee said. "If you don't have an engineering base in this country, you don't produce anything."
"Xerox will also control whether HCL hires American workers or brings in guest workers on H-1B and L-1 visas," Hira said.
What typically happens in an outsourcing agreement is that some workers are laid off, generally those who are older and have higher salaries, Hira said.
If Xerox follows the practices of other outsourcing agreements, Hira said, "some Xerox workers will be kept on in a transitional phase, where they will be laid off some months in the future but they will be asked to train their HCL replacement. Sometimes this is sweetened with severance, but given the current job market, that sweetener won't be very generous."
(Excerpt) Read more at computerworld.com ...
I’ve got a client who offshored everything to India....cannot even understand the people when they call, and they cannot understand me. Poor choice to send US jobs overseas....
CEO Jeffery Immelt, the chair of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, is moving operations to a hostile communist power
they (G.E.) has already closed down US factories and started new ones in China to build the CFL bulbs (that they lobbied for)
Obama ‘s Export Panel is exporting good paying American jobs that would other wise pay taxes here
All part of 0bama's plan to destroy this Country.
FUBO GTFO 2012 !
Rather Orwellian, isn’t it?
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