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    GM bringing jobs back to US

    Nice to see this, would be great if more companies did it too:
    GM to Slash Outsourcing, Bring 90 Percent IT Jobs In-House | Dice Blog Network



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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Very nice to see.

    Unfortunately, on the other side of the spectrum, Ralph Lauren outsourced the manufacture of our Olympic team uniforms to China.



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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    I think you might see more of this in the future. IT salaries and expertise have started to really narrow globally. It is no longer as big of a benefit to outsource IT to other countries given the location differences.



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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Well, it's not like GM owes the U.S. taxpayers anything.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    Well, it's not like GM owes the U.S. taxpayers anything.
    Yeah...can't say much about the timing of this without getting the thread thrown to the cave...


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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    Well, it's not like GM owes the U.S. taxpayers anything.
    I heard we need something like $54 / share just to break even on what us taxpayers "loaned" them.


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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I heard we need something like $54 / share just to break even on what us taxpayers "loaned" them.
    Not to mention the US shareholders that took a beating when they went bankrupt and then magically reappeared.



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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    And they will probably send more manufacturing jobs to Canada and Mexico to compensate for those IT jobs returned to America.


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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Nice to see this, would be great if more companies did it too:
    GM to Slash Outsourcing, Bring 90 Percent IT Jobs In-House | Dice Blog Network
    I didn't read that jobs were coming back to the US from overseas. I read that GM is bringing the jobs from data companies back to GM and might build three US centers to house the hires.



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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Certainly nice to see, but likely a dumb business move



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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Rumor I heard was GM was heading for another bankruptcy around town... Hm.

    Yes, intentionally/unintentionally starting another firestorm with that non-seq...



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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Certainly nice to see, but likely a dumb business move
    We are moving things back to the US. Outsourcing IT just does not work. The workers in India work really hard for pennies on the dollar, but they cannot figure out anything remotely complicated. If you have repetitious, repeatable IT problems, you are a failure as a company.


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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    I've heard that the US is becoming the low cost labor supplier in some sectors, which is still not really a good thing.


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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    We are moving things back to the US. Outsourcing IT just does not work. The workers in India work really hard for pennies on the dollar, but they cannot figure out anything remotely complicated. If you have repetitious, repeatable IT problems, you are a failure as a company.
    The company I work for was bought several years ago by a company in India. The concept of applied knowledge is lost on them. If it is not written down step by step they are lost. And no one stays in a position long enough to actually gain any true insight into what they are doing.


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    Re: GM bringing jobs back to US

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    We are moving things back to the US. Outsourcing IT just does not work. The workers in India work really hard for pennies on the dollar, but they cannot figure out anything remotely complicated. If you have repetitious, repeatable IT problems, you are a failure as a company.
    Do you think this is to a significant extent because US workers are much better communicators than Indian workers? I've heard this is a major difficulty in working with outsourced IT given they are not native English speakers.



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