Wednesday, June 16

High Skilled Job Outsourcing Fumes

Steve Lohr (New York Times) writes: [Higher-skilled jobs not safe from outsourcing]
Although definitions vary, software architects are highly skilled workers who often earn six-figure salaries in the United States. The Microsoft contracts with Infosys and Satyam show that the work of software architects, senior software developers and software developers was being done by employees of the Indian companies working at U.S. Microsoft facilities.

A spokeswoman for Infosys said the company does not comment on its contracts. A Satyam spokesman could not be reached.

Critics of the outsourcing trend regard such agreements with Indian contractors, with work done both in the United States and in India, as a step toward shifting more and more skilled technology jobs overseas.

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