Laid-off IT workers worry U.S. is losing tech jobs to outsourcing

Sixty-three-year-old Bob Zhang is worried about the future of tech jobs in the U.S. Will the high-paying positions be a thing of the past?  

Zhang said it’s already starting to happen. He’s one of 79 IT workers from the University of California, San Francisco, who’ve been laid off. Tuesday was their last day on the job. To replace them, the school is outsourcing some of their work to an Indian firm.

“Usually, they outsource the low-paying jobs,” he said at a gathering outside a school building. “But now they use H-1B (visa) and use foreign workers to replace the high-paying jobs. This trend is dangerous.”

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from Computerworld News http://www.computerworld.com/article/3175715/it-outsourcing/laid-off-it-workers-worry-us-is-losing-tech-jobs-to-outsourcing.html#tk.rss_news

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