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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:58 AM
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Outsourcing issue could get ugly again
2006-12-14 12:24

IT Enabled Services and the BPO sector have provided a financial windfall for Indian companies in recent years. By far, their biggest market is the United States. Now, with a new Congress led by Democrats taking over in January, analysts are predicting a renewed political attack on outsourcing.

The 2006 Congressional elections gave the Democrats control of the US Senate and the House of Representatives. And the reading of that result on Capitol Hill could mean that outsourcing will again become a political hot potato next year.

Former Democratic Congressman, Vic Fazio told SAW, "There is a protectionist sentiment rising. I think a lot of it was felt in this election. If Republicans were reelected in many cases, they came back to Washington with a message that the middle class in our country is feeling a wage squeeze."

Job flight or even the appearance of it, is an easy handle for politicians who will want to make the appropriate noises, even if there is widespread realization in America that the trend is irreversible.

<snip> The bottomline is that Indias IT and BPO sectors need to gear up for a public relations battle in 2007, together with some serious lobbying on Capitol Hill. :mad:

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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:04 AM
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1. The sentiment against outsourcing and India is becoming more prevalent for sure
I was at a technical conference earlier this month a predominate tone in many of the speakers messages was against India and the outsourcing.

It wasn't just in the sessions of the conference that I attended, others who were in other sessions got the same message as well.
These people didn't care if there were any attendees that were offended either.
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