Re: Do something about Outsourcing: Support Team America PAC [OT]
From: Flavius Vespasianus (nl_at_nl.com)
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 03:35:20 GMT
"Sparky" <email@example.com> wrote in
> "leslie" <LESLIE@JRLVAX.HOUSTON.RR.COM> wrote in message
>> Short-term software-development projects don't lend themselves to
>> hiring local workers because, unlike the young and unfettered guest
>> workers, locals don't like to relocate when the job is done, said
>> Sridhar Ramasubbu, general manager for finance and investor
>> relations at the Mountain View office of Wipro Technologies. Wipro
>> is one of the top three Indian software companies, along with
>> Infosys Technologies and Tata Consultancy Services.
>> ``We're a global business, and our workers have to be mobile and
>> willing to move quickly to wherever there is work to be done,''
>> said Ramasubbu. He said onshore guest workers account for an
>> average of 28 percent of the labor involved in the company's
>> software outsourcing contracts..."
> Has this guy ever heard of subcontracting? That is what many prime
> contractors used do to get temporary local talent. This model worked
> well for years until the Indians decided to enter the game.
This is yet another example of how companies know they can flagrantly
violate the law and get away with it due to the lack of enforcement.
1. Hiring guest workers because they are more mobile is illegal.
2. Transferring guest workers is also illegal. (H-1B visas are limited to
one metropolitan area unless you do transfer paperwork.)