Easing Fears about Off-ShoringSteve Hamm
Just as the immigration debate soars to a feverish pitch in the United States, some of the top Indian outsourcing firms are making moves that could ease some of the fears among Americans about losing their jobs to off-shoring. Wipro, TCS, and Infosys have all stepped up their recruiting in the US of American citizens. They plan on hiring thousands. In the past, most of their employees here were Indians on temporary assignment. Now, they're hiring the locals. It's mainly because they need people with on-the-ground knowledge, but their moves could have the side benefit (assuming fear mongers like Lou Dobbs are paying attention) of taking a little of the negative pressure off of India.