Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

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The next trend in outsourcing: Relocating U.S. workers overseas?

From Information Week:

The climate is warm, there’s no shortage of exotic food, and the cost of living is rock bottom. That’s IBM (NYSE: IBM)’s pitch to the laid-off American workers it’s offering to place in India. The catch: Wages in the country are pennies-on-the-dollar compared to U.S. salaries.

Under a program called Project Match, IBM will help workers laid off from domestic sites obtain travel and visa assistance for countries in which Big Blue has openings. Mostly that’s developing markets like India, China, and Brazil…. [and] a number of other developing markets, including Mexico, the Czech Republic, Russia, South Africa, Nigeria, and the United Arab Emirates.

Some of those places are pretty interesting, and working abroad can be a broadening experience. Yet my first thought is, eeeww.

[Via Marginal Revolution]

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