US immigration bill could slow Indian outsourcers

average american

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MUMBAI, India -- Low cost efficiency put India's outsourcing companies at the heart of global business and created a multibillion dollar industry that for years has skated over criticism it was eliminating white collar jobs in rich nations. Now, the industry's long-held fears of a backlash are being realized in its crucial U.S. market.

Provisions in an overhaul of U.S. immigration law will close loopholes that allow outsourcing companies, Indian and American, to pay guest workers in the U.S. at rates often below wages for equivalently skilled Americans. The proposed changes are in line with President Barack Obama's vows to make it tougher for U.S. companies to replace American workers with cheaper labor abroad, either by opening factories overseas or subcontracting their work to outsourcing companies.

The cost to the Indian companies, which do everything from running call centers to managing the massive amounts of transactional data generated by banks, could run to several hundred million dollars in lost profits.

Read more here: MUMBAI, India: US immigration bill could slow Indian outsourcers - Technology - MiamiHerald.com
 

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Just natural - when Americans hurray a comeback of manufacturing (so called blue collar jobs), why let go of those "white collar" jobs, which are probably better paid, or more demanding for the better educated?
 

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The companies would find cheaper labor, no matter how many bills are passed by the US government.
 

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