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Rep. Pascrell's H-1B bill is a message to Democrats

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) introduced an H-1B reform bill that, he said, has little chance of being enacted this year. He said he proposed the bill to make the case for reform of the controversial visa.

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Tata’s Buffalo office, Clinton’s ‘brainchild,’ since closed

Tata Consultancy Services' office in Buffalo, now closed, had controversy surrounding it from the start because of its connection to offshore outsourcing.

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How to contract for outsourcing your agile development

The buttoned-up contracting approaches used for traditional software won’t work for outsourced agile projects. Here’s how to implement different protections for agile development agreements.

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IT workers at Tenn. insurer on edge amid outsourcing rumors

IT employees at Unum Group, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based insurer, fear their employer may shift work to an offshore outsourcing firm.

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7 traits to look for in a vendor

You're managing countless tasks to run the business; you want expertise to fill in the gaps to meet deadlines. You also require integrity from a trusted firm or individual. Get the best resource by being diligent in the process to...

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Apple sets up development center in India for its Maps product

Continuing his bid to woo Indian customers and developers, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company was setting up a new development center for its Maps product in Hyderabad in south India.

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Newspaper IT employees 'angry as hell' over foreign workers

A government form, called the Labor Condition Application, is being posted on bulletin boards at the offices of various newspapers in the chain. This form alerts workers that at least one H-1B worker is being used.

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Former insider’s book explores morality of offshore outsourcing

The fictional account of a project manager was inspired by the author's experiences of running some outsourcing operations at IBM.

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The Texas woman on fire about H-1B visa use

Jennifer Wedel, whose husband was unemployed at the time she asked President Obama about the issue, is now an H-1B activist.

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Verizon is offshoring jobs, records say

Verizon has been moving call center work overseas, and IT jobs may be shifting as well.

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The pain of training your replacement

At New York Life, IT employees are training overseas workers to do their jobs. It takes an emotional toll, and there are odd rules and processes to follow.

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How to build cybersecurity into outsourcing contracts

IT outsourcing customers must take greater care in building cyber-risk protection into their IT services and cloud computing deals.

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HPE to sell majority stake in Indian IT services provider Mphasis

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is to sell its majority stake in Indian IT services provider Mphasis to Blackstone Group, in a deal that will help the Palo Alto, California, company raise capital as well as continue to get services...

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New York company profited by sending state records to India

A New York IT contractor "swelled its profits" by outsourcing government work offshore that should not have left the state. A major part of the work was sent to India in violation of state security rules, New York investigators said.

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NTT Data to acquire Dell’s services business

NTT Data, the IT services subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone, has entered into an agreement to acquire Dell’s IT services business, a move that could make the Japanese company an important player in the U.S. market.

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Trump gives displaced IT workers attention, and he's not alone

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), flanked by laid-off IT workers on Tuesday, spoke about the abuse of the H-1B visa system. The press conference was another sign of the rising political visibility of the H-1B issue.

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IT workers dispute Disney rehiring claims

Laid-off IT workers at Disney dispute company statements that Disney has hired back more than 100 of them.

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Ahead of Senate's H-1B hearing, a look at the early warnings

In 1995, then U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich warned Congress about the H-1B program -- warnings that went unheeded. A Senate subcommittee takes another look at the program on Thursday.

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