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Look who's hiring Americans now

Indian companies in India:

    Infosys Technologies Ltd., a leading Indian software provider, will spend $100 million over the next year to hire and train 25,000 workers and college graduates culled from around the world, including from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. of Bangalore will add 30,500 employees over the next year, including 1,000 from the United States.

    In a case of reverse offshoring, Indian tech companies are beefing up their staffs by hiring Americans and foreigners to work in India. They also are opening offices around the world and recruiting local staff. The firms are launching the global recruiting effort because of labor shortages in India. Indian companies are expanding beyond data entry and back-office processes into areas such as design, research and development, and sophisticated business applications that require highly skilled workers.

    Tata hired John Dubiel, 59, of Westford in November. Dubiel spent two weeks in India, learning about the firm's products and meeting his Indian counterparts. Dubiel now works out of Tata's Boston office as an executive helping North American companies solve their business problems with technology.
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    Since India has become a center for computer science, firms can teach new hires in India, where there is state-of-the-art training, said Surya Kant , president of Tata Consultancy Services America.

    At Tata, new hires and professionals train in their own countries and then travel to India for orientation or full-time work. Tata employs 62,000, including 9,500 Americans, who mostly work in the United States.

Article here.

Related:

    BANGALORE, India - Nate Linkon graduated from college last year with a business degree and a lot of offers. But he made an unusual choice: to pack his bags and move 9,000 miles away from corporate America to Bangalore. In his view, there's no better place to beef up his rÈsumÈ â€“ even though the pay is much lower.

Article here.

Also related: My short piece on how outsourcing creates jobs for those "other" Indians.

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