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American Companies That Outsource Confront New Legal Risk

The United States 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a lower court ruling that three defendants in India could not be sued in a Connecticut court based on the fact that they provided services for clients based in the state. The three Indian citizens were accused by Glenwood LLC, a Connecticut-based medical billing company, […]

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Nokia Outsources 2,300 Jobs to Accenture, More Layoffs

Nokia said Friday 30 Sept 2011, that it completed outsourcing 2,300 engineering jobs to Accenture. The move is related to the phase-out of its Symbian software development and support activities. Nokia’s share of mobile phone market plummeted from 40% in 2008 to 29% in the first quarter of 2011. The company had planned to cut […]

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NY Times – Imprisoning Illegal Immigrants a Global Industry

From The New York Times: A handful of multinational security companies have been turning crackdowns on immigration into a growing global industry. Especially in Britain, the United States and Australia, governments of different stripes have increasingly looked to such companies to expand detention and show voters they are enforcing tougher immigration laws. Some of the […]

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Momentum Builds for Global Crackdown on Tax Loopholes

By Vanessa Houlder, Financial Times In a sign of growing anxiety about tax competition that costs governments billions of dollars a year, international economic policymakers are exploring the need for a global crackdown on tax loopholes. Experts at the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development are examining tactics that companies employ to exploit different tax […]

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Global Recession Affects Indian Outsourcing

From The Economic Times of India: Indian outsourcing companies are likely to witness a slump in hiring activity owing to the current global economic scenario, but the decline would not be as “substantial” as was after the 2008 financial crisis, experts believe. There is definitely an impact of the global economic scenario on Indian IT […]

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Human Resources Technology Firm Bernard Hodes Group Sells Hodes iQ Software System

Human resources technology firm Bernard Hodes Group, owned by gloal advertising and marketing giant Omnicom, announced 14 Sept. 2011, that it is selling its talent acquisition software product, Hodes iQ, to Technomedia, a global provider of integrated talent and learning management solutions. The combined company will operate under the name Technomedia-Hodes iQ in the US, and Technomedia elsewhere in […]

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Didn’t This Used to Calling Pimping? Japanese City Recruits Young Women as Geisha

Apparently the Japanese occupation/tradition of women working as geisha is nearly extinct. In the 1920s there were about 80,000 “geisha girls” performing for the pleasure of men in Japan. There is no doubt that the geisha tradition is rooted in prostitution. But the modern reality is slightly more complicated than that. “There is no doubt […]

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Says His Country’s Professionals Are Underpaid

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak admitted that Malaysian professionals are underpaid compared with their counterparts in other countries, according to the Malaysian national news agency Bernama. Najib said low pay had somewhat deterred efforts to retain as well as attract good talent to work in Malaysia. “So, it is my desire to […]

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Bahrain’s Labor Minister Discusses Cooperation with Training & Human Resources Development Society

Via the Bahrain News Agency: Bahrain’s Labor Minister Jamil Muhammad Ali Humaidan met Sept. 14 in Manama, Bahrain, with the chairman of the board of directors of the Bahrain Society for Training & Human Resources Development Mohammed Mahmoud, and members of the Society’s Board of Directors. The meeting discussed areas of cooperation for national manpower […]

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