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Indian tech outfit outsources to US

Needed to find cheap third world labour
Tue Aug 28 2007, 08:39
AN INDIAN outsourcing company has outsourced 500 jobs to Atlanta in the US.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bangalore-based Wipro plans to locate 500 to 1,000 jobs in Atlanta within the next three years.

The outfit wants to hire software developers and engineers.

Apparently Wipro is being hit by the rising cost of engineers in Bangalore and no longer benefits from a cheap rupee.

Instead it is cheaper to buy US firms and establish manufacturing and research centres across the country. It seems Wipro is prepared to risk alienating its Indian customers by forcing them to deal with quaint American dialects.

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