IT giant adds 150 jobs in Twin Cities

  • Article by: ADAM BELZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 17, 2012 - 11:29 PM

Tata Consultancy Services, based in India, will open an office in Bloomington with 300 workers, half of them new.

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sweekjackSep. 18, 1210:39 AM

All 150-jobs to be staffed with H1-B foreign guest workers during the recession?

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dirtydogsSep. 18, 1211:09 AM

I was thinking the same thing. The $500,000 better be dependent upon hiring Minnesota Residents.

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jayzee101Sep. 18, 1211:50 AM

Great. MN paying a foreign operation to come in and take more opportunities away from US citizens during a recession, and adding more downward wage pressure on IT workers lucky enough to be employed. What a disgrace.

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jayzee101Sep. 18, 1212:00 PM

I'm sitting here right now, looking at some code an H1B-er created. He didn't follow the naming convention for variables, isn't using the correct view/presenter pattern, everything is incorrectly spelled, and it's taking me 4x as long as it should to figure out what he's trying to accomplish (!). When are companies going to figure out it's actually wasting their resources going with these guys?

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mouthwashSep. 18, 1212:09 PM

When an addition of 150 jobs makes front page headlines, it might actually be an indicator that the local job market is _not_ as good as sometimes suggested.

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spitzeSep. 18, 1212:16 PM

@Jayzee101 - As long as we continue to have management teams that don't understand software development the trend will continue. My own CIO started out her career in merchandising and was most recently in finance before being named as our CIO. She has zero IT experience and its apparent every time I hear her speak that she's getting all of her information from trade magazines and Accenture consultants. Our previous CIO came up through the ranks and she fully understood how technology projects worked and the creative element actually needed to deliver software projects. But, she made the mistake of standing up for her team and got let go in favor of someone who would outsource more. We spend about four times as much on IT now as when I started and deliver about one quarter of what we used to in the same time frame.

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rickbmnSep. 18, 12 1:16 PM

We just gave Tata (a mulit-billionaire) $250K! (Half the loan will be forgiven!) Why does such a company need a $500K loan from us? He will compete against MN companies using our money and put some of them out of business. All the contract houses here use the same pool of labor, so there will be NO NET NEW JOBS! There will only be a shuffling of the resources from other companies to Tata, who will walk away with with $250K for essentially doing what the market is already doing. I'm sure all the local contract houses are happy that we just gave their competition $500K.

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rshacklefordSep. 18, 12 2:20 PM

"spitze: My own CIO started out her career in merchandising and was most recently in finance before being named as our CIO. She has zero IT experience and its apparent every time I hear her speak that she's getting all of her information from trade magazines and Accenture consultants." ---- It is truly hilarious when a software app isn't working properly and you can say to these so-called leaders that there must be a wild pointer somewhere in the code. That always contorts their faces into a funny expression. These people are "who they know," not "what they know."

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sharklasersSep. 18, 12 3:45 PM

Wait, I thought the DFL was against outsourcing and lowering the standard for the middle class? Most of these workers are already guest workers on H1B's. All this does is help enable the shifting of jobs offshore with payer funds. Epic fail Dayton!

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swatisedSep. 18, 12 4:57 PM

sharklasers - "Wait, I thought the DFL was against outsourcing and lowering the standard for the middle class? " .............. nobody. nobody - says no thank you to a tax-paying company. Even if the whole process for bringing them here started under the other sides administration.

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