Protesters Rally against Offshore Outsourcing

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At least seven workers' organizations ralled in New York last week to protest the loss of US high-tech jobs. Gartner predicts the US will lose one in 20 jobs this year to offshore outsourcing.

Protesters from at least seven workers' organizations protested the loss of US high-tech jobs as a result of offshore outsourcing last week outside a meeting of the Strategic Research Institute in New York about how companies can save money by farming out jobs.

Stamford, Ct.-based analysts Gartner Inc. predicts the United States will lose one in 20 IT jobs to offshore outsourcing this year.

John Bauman, president of Meriden, Conn.-based TORAW (The Organization for the Rights of American Workers, one of the organizers of the protest, said "we've had IT firms in Connecticut that offered to beat foreign firms by a dollar and were told no," said "This tells you the type of competition that's out there."

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