March 11, 2009

Sprint network outsourcing deal not ‘imminent’

Sprint Nextel is not going to outsource its network management any time soon, according to an analyst from a firm that recently met with Sprint CFO Bob Brust. Brust met Monday with investors at a gathering sponsored by Robert W. Baird & Co.

Sprint is continuing with the 8,000 job cuts it announced in late January, and they appear to be on track to be completed by the end of March.

Source: FierceWireless

February 10, 2009

Lawsuit is filed over Qimonda layoffs

A laid-off Qimonda worker is suing the Munich (Germany) DRAM chip maker for two months’ pay and benefits in a federal class-action case. It is alleged that the worker – Carl Jackson – and others were not given the 60-day written notice of their terminations, or 60 days’ pay, that the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification — WARN — Act requires.

Court papers estimated the damages sought at $20 million but, said New York employment-rights lawyer Raisner, “it could be much less, it could be much more,” depending on the number of employees affected and their actual wages and benefits.

Qimonda announced 1,500 layoffs — including Jackson’s, the court papers said — at its memory-chip plant in Sandston[,VA] this week. Those came on top of 1,200 job cuts last fall.

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

February 4, 2009

Top 20 Emerging Global Outsourcing Cities

Top 20 Emerging Global Outsourcing Cities in 2008:

1. Cebu, Philippines [Rank in 2007: 4]
2. Shanghai, China [Rank in 2007: 8]
3. Beijing, China [Rank in 2007: 10]
4. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam [Rank in 2007: 16]
5. Krakow, Poland [Rank in 2007: 16]
6. Kolkata, India [Rank in 2007: 5]
7. Cairo, Egypt [Rank in 2007: 11]
8. Sao Paulo, Brazil [Rank in 2007: 15]
9. Buenos Aires, Argentina [Rank in 2007: 14]
10. Shenzhen, China [Rank in 2007: 13]
11. Hanoi, Vietnam [Rank in 2007: 12]
12. Chandigarh, India [Rank in 2007: 9]
13. Curituba, Brazil [Rank in 2007: 17]
14. Prague, Czech Republic [Rank in 2007: 20]
15. Pasig City, Philippines [Rank in 2007: 23]
16. Dalian (Dairen), China [Rank in 2007: 18]
17. Coimbatore, India [Rank in 2007: 21]
18. Santiago, Chile [Rank in 2007: 19]
19. Colombo, Sri Lanka [Rank in 2007: 7]
20. Johannesburg, South Africa [Rank in 2007: 25]

Source: India Times

IBM Offers To Move Laid Off Workers To India

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The climate is warm, there’s no shortage of exotic food, and the cost of living is rock bottom. That’s IBM’s pitch to the laid-off American workers it’s offering to place in India. The catch: Wages in the country are pennies-on-the-dollar compared to U.S. salaries.

Under a program called Project Match, IBM will help workers laid off from domestic sites obtain travel and visa assistance for countries in which Big Blue has openings. Mostly that’s developing markets like India, China, and Brazil.

Source: InformationWeek

January 16, 2009

Accenture Philippines lays off 500 workers

Outsourcing firm Accenture said it is laying off at least 500 workers in the country due to a “redundancyā€¯ program.

This affects approximately three percent of its total workforce in the Philippines or approximately 500 out of a total headcount of more than 16,000 employees.

Source: We have also received a report of Accenture layoffs in India coming February.~

January 15, 2009

IBM to open center in Dubuque, IA, create 1,300 jobs

Filed under: FYI,IBM,outsourcing,US — 7macaw @ 9:46 am
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International Business Machines Corp. said Thursday it plans to open a technology service delivery center in Dubuque, Iowa, creating 1,300 jobs in the northeast part of the state. The center will provide operational support, including maintenance and monitoring of computer hardware and software systems, to IBM clients in the U.S. and around the world.

IBM officials said they selected Dubuque because of the city’s strong reputation as a place that values public-private partnerships.

Source: AP

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