19 March 2008

TCS opens Ohio centre - Call it reverse outsourcing or nearsourcing

Via DNA - Money - TCS opens Ohio centre, eyes local talent - Daily News & Analysis

Points to note:

1. The new facility will employ only a handful of Indian “process people”. It will mostly rely on local talent.

2. TCS chief S Ramadorai told DNA Money: “There is a limit to how much we can make do with H-1 B visa workers. This facility will ramp up to 1,000 professionals. There will be a good mix of freshmen and we will do a lot of lateral hires for our global consulting business.”

3. TCS is reportedly in talks with Boeing and Lockheed Martin for defence and aerospace contracts held by those companies. This work can only be done in the US by American citizens or green card holders.

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