“Information technology workers displaced in Canada are being replaced not by cheap Indian workers but by better ones.”
So says CBC’s Amanda Lang, senior business correspondent for CBC News and good cop to Kevin O’Leary’s bad cop on “The Lang and O’Leary Exchange,” in yesterday’s Globe and Mail.
She wonders if Canadians have returned to 1990 or perhaps to “campaign trail rhetoric in America” — so aghast is she that people are angry about the Royal Bank in-and-outsourcing of Canadian jobs to iGATE in India.
In her rousing paean to globalization and “the natural forces of capitalism,” she explains:
“. . . a job moved from Canada to India creates a new kind of prosperity. It creates a job in a country we sell goods and services to, increasing the opportunity for our businesses to flourish even more.”
If you have $699.00 you can hear more of Amanda’s thoughts when she gives the keynote address on April 23rd at CORE-Outsourcing’s 8th Annual Conference: Fast Forward – What’s Next for Outsourcing?, sponsored by IBM, HP, and iGATE.
“CORE’s mandate is to help member organizations maximize the value of outsourcing by providing independent and unbiased information . . . ”
Also presenting will be C.J. Ritchie, Asst. Deputy Minister, Strategic Partnerships Office, Government of British Columbia, providing “leadership to BC’s $5.8-billion portfolio of outsourcing contracts.”
A list of CORE’s extensive corp members here,
and no, Royal Bank isn’t on that list including RBC Financial Group. You’ll recognize the rest of them.
In May, CORE is running a course focusing on “the transition from insourced service delivery to outsourced service delivery and through to steady-state operations.”
Informative interview with a 10-year veteran of doing it in Canada.
But here’s what I don’t get, Amanda. If you bring in foreign workers in order to save money and drive down wages in Canada by paying those indentured foreign workers 15% less in a market that just lost 54,500 jobs last month, who is going to be able to to afford to buy the stuff and pay for the services you sent offshore?
And who is going to look into fixing this for us? The same guy who set it up for us.
Sunday update : Great post from Laura K @ wmtc on related issues :