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February 3, 2009

H-1B, offshoring supporters get key Obama Administration posts

Filed under: FYI,US — 7macaw @ 5:53 pm
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President Barack Obama has filled some of his top White House posts with people who not only support expanding the H-1B visa program, but also see offshore outsourcing as a plus for the U.S. economy. That group includes the president’s new pick to run the Commerce Department, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.).

But another one of Obama’s choices, Diana Farrell, may be just as important in shaping White House policy. The former director of the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Co.’s economics research arm, Farrell has been tapped to serve on the National Economic Council and as deputy economic adviser to the president.

McKinsey, a management consulting firm, has published research that argues that offshore outsourcing to low-wage countries brings “substantial benefits” to the U.S. Its studies and reports have been cited by the tech industry in support of the H-1B visa program.

Source: Computerworld

November 24, 2008

Thousands of layoffs in India

According to JobeeHive Layoff Counter, there are thousands of layoffs in India in high-tech sector: Globallogic, Navi Mumbai SEZ, Puravankara Projects, HSBC India, Sapient, Caritor India, etc.

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