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Utility cuts IT workforce, hires Indian outsourcers

Patrick Thibodeau | Oct. 2, 2013
Northeast Utilities in Connecticut confirms plan to outsource IT work to India-based outsourcers; move will affect some 200 jobs

John Miano, a programmer and attorney who founded the Programmers Guild, said that when he started following IT offshoring in mid-1990s, "most of the (news) coverage was over incidents like this (NU's move) and there was shock."

Now, most of the H-1B news coverage is about how bringing in more H-1B workers will create jobs, said Miano.

"The sad thing is these companies don't save any money doing this," said Miano. "The problem is there is no management consulting dollars for telling people the risks and why nots of offshoring."


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