TLP: I Guess It's Not News Til It's in the Newspaper

Monday, May 23, 2011 , , 0 Comments

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If there's one thing The Lazy Paperboy loves, it's company. Lazy company. So let me just say hello, Washington Post, and welcome. You've been mighty lazy.

The Post has a story that says Indian outsourcing companies are finding it too expensive to hire workers in India, so they are outsourcing jobs to ... wait for it, the United States.

The Washington Post with Bloomberg (did the Post outsource the story?):
Ray Capuana paces the rows of cubicles in a haggard high-rise a stone’s throw from Wall Street as his people hustle the phones and hope for a bonus check.

His employees are not bond traders, though. They are call center workers. Many are African Americans without college degrees. Some lack high school diplomas. They work for a Mumbai-based company called Aegis Communications.

India’s outsourcing giants — faced with rising wages at home — have looked for growth opportunities in the United States. But with Washington crimping visas for visiting Indian workers, some companies such as Aegis are slowly hiring workers in North America, where their largest corporate customers are based. In this evolution, outsourcing has come home.
So here's the lazy part. The Financial Times had a nearly identical story nine months ago, which was brought to you right here on Jr Deputy Accountant.

TLP: Jobs Outsourced To India Now Being Outsourced Back To America

Just laugh at the irony, will you? Or cry. Up to you.

Financial Times:

Call centre workers are becoming as cheap to hire in the US as they are in India, according to the head of the country’s largest business process outsourcing company.

High unemployment levels have driven down wages for some low-skilled outsourcing services in some parts of the US, particularly among the Hispanic population.

At the same time, wages in India’s outsourcing sector have risen by 10 per cent this year and senior outsourcing managers based in the country command salaries above global averages. ...
Suddenly, I'm not feeling as lazy as usual. Better do something about that.

The Lazy Paperboy

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.