Outsourcing

Company Flies Workers in from India, Pays Them $1.21/Hour for 120 Hour Work Week, Gets Fined Measly $3k

Company Flies Workers in from India, Pays Them $1.21/Hour for 120 Hour Work Week, Gets Fined Measly $3k
A California tech company has been fined and ordered to pay back wages after an investigation by the Department of Labor showed Indian workers had been paid a despicable $1.21 an hour for 120-hour work weeks. The company hired Indian workers to assist with Information Technology services and paid them their regular salaries in rupees, plus an additional bonus. DOL officials say that the wages are historically the lowest they were aware of.
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State Subsidized Companies That Then Outsourced Jobs at Center of WI Gubernatorial Race

State Subsidized Companies That Then Outsourced Jobs at Center of WI Gubernatorial Race
As the Wisconsin gubernatorial race heats up, outsourcing is becoming an increasingly hot topic. Now, revelations about companies receiving tax incentives only to outsource jobs at a later date are turning up the heat further: "In the last decade, at least 25 companies with Wisconsin operations have both been awarded state funding and outsourced jobs, according to a State Journal review."
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Outsourcing and Out of Line: Temporary Worker Visas Take American Jobs, Expedite Offshoring

Outsourcing and Out of Line: Temporary Worker Visas Take American Jobs, Expedite Offshoring
A $34 million settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and India-based consulting and outsourcing company Infosys is putting the issue of H-1B visa abuse back into the spotlight. The visas are ripe for abuse, especially among technology companies which have turned the visa program into a way to train foreign workers in the U.S. at low cost and then send them back to their home country with new skills.
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Outsourcing and PEDs: How Bottom Line Juicing Kills the American Worker

Outsourcing and PEDs: How Bottom Line Juicing Kills the American Worker
Business outsourcing is like Performance-Enhancing Drugs (PEDs), the much-balleyhooed substances that turn athletes into freaks of human strength and speed. Companies in America had to get on the juice, too, just to keep up with their competitors who outsourced jobs for an unfair advantage.
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John Martin
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High-Tech Sector's Low-Wage Strategy is a Poor Immigration Solution

High-Tech Sector's Low-Wage Strategy is a Poor Immigration Solution
When Microsoft, Oracle, Facebook and the other big-time cyber giants say they need to import more foreign high-tech workers — and then put on a full-scale lobbying assault to up the number of H-1B visas allowed in the immigration reform bill now under consideration — what are they really after?
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Undertaxed Apple Looks for More Tax Savings

Undertaxed Apple Looks for More Tax Savings
Apple has avoided billions and billions of dollars in taxes they owe to the country by setting up foreign subsidiaries in tax-haven countries, all while moving jobs and profit centers out of the country. Now they want a special tax break to reward them for doing that.
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While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry

While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry
While politicians in Washington squabble, they ignore report after report that show how one-sided trade deals with China and others are killing off our jobs , factories, industries, and economy.
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T-Mobile Sending Call Center Jobs Overseas

Tell T-Mobile to stop sending its call center jobs overseas
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Chinese Manufacturer, FOXCONN Looking To Build In US


This is great news and a sign of good things to come, we hope.
Apple iPhone manufacturer, FOXCONN is looking to build factories in the United States. They will possibly be focusing on LCD TV production, which can be highly automated and easier, according to Digitimes.
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VIDEO: Homer Votes 2012

This is BOR's Video of the Day, or VOTD, our nightly video clip segment highlighting must-see content.
In this video, Homer Simpson is troubled by the 2012 election, and learns the dangers of what a Mitt Romney presidency could bring.
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