Indian prime minister says opposition to job outsourcing will hurt West
NEW DELHI (AP) - India's prime minister today said Western workers' opposition to the outsourcing of jobs to India will hurt their companies and their countries' economies.
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee attributed the recent surge in outsourcing to visa restrictions blocking the movement of skilled workers to rich countries.
Companies in the United States and Europe are cutting costs by tapping cheap labor in India and other developing countries, particularly in software development and in so-called ``back office'' work such as the handling of customer calls and payroll processing.
Tens of thousands of technology jobs in Europe, mostly Britain, are moving overseas. In the United States the numbers are even bigger.
But Vajpayee said outsourcing means savings and profits for Western economies.
So let's see, the choice is greater immigration or we'll steal your jobs anyway. Well, let's see, how best to describe my reaction to this: oh yes-fuck you.
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