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Analysis Finds No Real Shortage Of U.S. STEM Workers

Analysis Finds No Real Shortage Of U.S. STEM Workers

The so-called shortage of U.S. workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields may be creation of multi-national companies that want to keep wages low. Contrary to many industry claims, the study finds that U.S. colleges and universities provide an ample supply of highly qualified science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) graduates. In new […]

Temporary Staffing Industry Indicators Mixed, SIA Pulse Survey

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Temporary Staffing Industry Indicators Mixed, SIA Pulse Survey

The outlook for the temporary staffing industry remains mixed although net new orders rebounded significant from an all-time low last month, according February’s Pulse Survey update by Staffing Industry Analysts. Temporary staffing revenue growth accelerated to 15% in January from 11% in December, according to the survey. However, a number of other indicators deteriorated and […]

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U.S. Guest Worker Programs “Close to Slavery,” Says Report

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U.S. Guest Worker Programs “Close to Slavery,” Says Report

The Southern Poverty Law Center is out with sixth edition of its report Close to Slavery: Guest Worker Programs in the United States. Immigration law reform is once again entering the national conversation in the United States. Businesses are calling for new program allowing workers from other nations to work. These workers and the jobs […]

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Offshore Outsourcing Firms Are Top 10 Users Of H-1B Guest Worker Program

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Offshore Outsourcing Firms Are Top 10 Users Of H-1B Guest Worker Program

  Immigration yield for top 10 H-1B employers, fiscal 2012 Rank Employer Approved initial I-129 petitions for H-1B PERM applications for H-1B workers Immigration yield Significant offshoring* 1 Cognizant 9,281 669 7% X 2 Tata 7,469 4 0% X 3 Infosys 5,600 21 0% X 4 Wipro 4,304 30 1% X 5 Accenture 4,037 8 […]

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Hiring Temporary Talent Boosts Employment, Jobless Rate Unchanged

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Hiring Temporary Talent Boosts Employment, Jobless Rate Unchanged

Temporary talent is helping U.S. employers fill the gap rather than hiring full time employees. In a new report from ManpowerGroup, temporary workers, a significant component of a company’s needed flexible work model, remain key to jolting and sustaining business growth, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported that the overall January jobless […]

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As China’s Wages Rise, Is The Cheap Manufacturing Era Ending?

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As China’s Wages Rise, Is The Cheap Manufacturing Era Ending?

ILO News– Wages in China more than tripled between 2000 and 2010, leading to speculation about whether the era of cheap Chinese labor is over. The figures relate mainly to state-owned enterprises, known as urban units, but separate surveys show that wages in small and medium private enterprises are also rising sharply, although pay levels […]

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Pennsylvania Outsourcing State Data Centers

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Pennsylvania Outsourcing State Data Centers

By NOELLE KNELL, Government Technology— Pennsylvania is outsourcing management of the state’s data centers. On 30 November 2012, Pennsylvania issued a request for proposal seeking a single contractor to manage state data centers. According to the RFP, the state has been consolidating its data center facilities from six down to two during the past several […]

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Indonesia Clamps Down On Outsourcing After Nationwide Strike

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Indonesia Clamps Down On Outsourcing After Nationwide Strike

After a nationwide strike shut down many industries, workers in Indonesia have won a major victory, forcing the government to enact new rules clamping down on outsourcing. The Indonesian government is imposing tighter restrictions on the employment of workers through outsourcing  following the 3 October 2012 nationwide labor protests. New regulations will ban outsourcing companies from […]

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Study: US$42 Billion In Engineering R&D Outsourced To India By 2020

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Study: US$42 Billion In Engineering R&D Outsourced To India By 2020

At least US $42 billion worth of research and development and product engineering work will be outsourced to India by 2020, and will grow at 14% annually, according to a new study from Zinnov Management Consulting. “The Indian captive landscape has grown to 874 centers as compared to 836 in fiscal 2011,” Pari Natarajan, Zinnov’s […]

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WNS And Concur Partner, Providing T&E Management and BPO Services

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WNS And Concur Partner, Providing T&E Management and BPO Services

Global business process outsourcing (BPO) services provider WNS, is collaborating with Concur, which provides travel and expense management software services. WNS will offer Concur’s services to its clients. Concur will offer WNS’s transformation, re­engineering, project management and data analysis services to clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Concur is offering WNS’s services to […]

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