Your Tax Dollars At Work...Offshore
Your Tax Dollars At Work...Offshore
The following information about Georgia is extracted from this report.
Section I Georgia Department of Revenue
Georgia Department of Revenue
In May 2003 HCL Technologies was awarded a $638,000 contract to "obtain an integrated solution to the development of a web-based statewide case tracking system to assist in suspected fraud investigations." State officials say they don't where the work is being performed.
HCL Technologies (Mass.) Inc.
The referenced report states that:
State officials say they don't where the work is being performed.
We did a very brief 10 minute search engine search and web site review. Our conclusion is that you do not exactly need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that this company takes jobs to a foreign country. If the State officials are not able to look at the graphic to the right and understand it, perhaps they need major remedial education. More likely they are just being less than honest.
If you want to see for yourself: http://www.hcltech.com/offsourcing-default.asp
And quoting the first paragraph:
If the wording on that section was too complex for State officials, their company's web-site has a section called "Who Are We?." Quoting from it:
We will let our readers decide if the "State officials" could not understand the easily available information quoted above OR were being less than honest! In either case the average tax payer may not be too pleased.
Section II Georgia's Department of Human Resources
In an earlier article we reported information from the AJC about the Georgia Department of Human Resources sending tax payer supported jobs to India. This is true, but due to corporate changes the information needs to be updated. In the AJC report the jobs were sent to India via a contract with Citicorp. However the Citicorp contract has been purchased by J. P. Morgan. This in itself is not encouraging as J. P. Morgan has recently settled a law suit for its involvement in the Enron scandal by paying a $135,000,000.00 fine.
The following information is listed in "Profile of State EBT Contracts"
The following information is listed about J. P. Morgan:
J.P. Morgan, eFunds and ACS located most of their call centers in India; in Morgan's case, the work is handled by an Indian subcontractor called MsourcE. Morgan and ACS also have call centers in Mexico for Spanish-speaking callers.
Once again the companies involved are clearly identified as specializing in sending jobs to foreign countries. When these contracts were executed there was no doubt that Georgia Tax dollars were going to be used to place jobs in foreign countries.
In fact MsourcE will soon be using call centers not only in India but is now expanding to China! Did you as a Georgia tax payer ever support sending your tax dollars and jobs to China! But once again don't take our word for it, a brief 10 minute search engine scan on MsourcE produced the following:
We do not know about you, but we are not excited about someone in China, on our payroll, having information such as social security number, address, phone number, etc. State officials who want to send jobs to either India or China should be required to move there.
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