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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:19 AM

In a symbolic shift, IBM's India workforce likely exceeds U.S.; average pay is $17k

Source: Computerworld

... According to an internal document obtained by Computerworld, IBM has 112,000 workers in India, up from 6,000 in 2002. IBM won't comment on this document or authenticate it, so this information has an asterisk next to it.

But there's also little that is surprising about this data. It has been widely expected over the past year or two that IBM's India workforce was on track to exceed its U.S. workforce, if it hadn't exceeded it already.

... The average pay for all IBM workers in India was at $17,000, according to the document. That may seem shockingly low to U.S. IT workers, but it is in alignment with IT wages in India.

The Everest Group said the annual wages generally in India for a software engineer range from $8,000 to $10,000; for a senior software engineer, $12,000 to $15,000, and between $18,000 and $20,000 for a team lead. A project manager may make as much as $31,000.

Read more: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9234101/In_a_symbolic_shift_IBM_s_India_workforce_likely_exceeds_U.S.

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Newsjock Nov 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #1
antigop Nov 2012 #2
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #3
antigop Nov 2012 #4
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #5
hoboken123 Nov 2012 #6
antigop Nov 2012 #7

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:23 AM

1. This is going to be one hell of a century

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:13 AM

2. Hey, these are the "advantages" of outsourcing that Hillary supports

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/ndtv-exclusive-hillary-clinton-on-fdi-mamata-outsourcing-and-hafiz-saeed-full-transcript-207593

Hillary Clinton: So you are talking about the outsourcing of US jobs to India. We know it's been going on for many years now and it's part of our economic relationship with India and I think there are advantages with it that have certainly benefitted many parts of our country and there are disadvantages that go to the need to improve the job fields of our own people and create a better economic environment so it's like anything like the pluses and minuses.


The parts of our country who benefit from outsourcing are the CEOs and corporate shareholders.
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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:33 AM

3. And the numbers are so skewed as to be fictional. The Everest Group, the source cited by

 

Computerworld, was founded 15 years ago specifically to outsource American jobs to third world and so-called developing counties. They began in the auto industry as a counter to the bad reputation the Big Three were getting from moving across the border into Mexico where workers are still living in horrible conditions so the rich can line their pockets.

The people spoke and have spoken for 20 years. When will Washington start listening?

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:19 AM

4. When will DU'ers start listening? How many actually care about outsourcing? n/t

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Response to antigop (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:37 AM

5. Apparently only those that have been directly effected by it, and even some of them

 

seem to perpetually not get it.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:51 AM

6. I care

The H1-B visa sham is a joke, and one of those policies that's universally disliked yet maintained.

Too much money in it I believe.

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Response to hoboken123 (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:06 PM

7. Thanks for caring, hoboken123. n/t

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