Infosys is a global company worth billions of dollars that specializes in outsourcing. In 2018 Infosys came to the State of Connecticut. Since then Infosys has gotten $58 million dollars in grants from the state to create thousands of jobs. Five years later the transparency on how many of those promised jobs have actualized is murky at best, and non existent at worst. Infosys was contracted by Northeast Utilities now Eversource, and laid off competent IT professionals for cheaper IT workers overseas. To make matters worse those who were laid off were also forced to train their own replacement or be left laid off without references and insubordination. So much for creating more jobs, eh?
Northeast Utilities is just one of many companies laying off American IT professionals for cheap foreign labor that bypasses American labor laws and taxes. This is happening all over the country. While the border crisis is waging in Texas guess where Governor Abbott was at the start of it? He was in India making deals with companies similar to Infosys. The trail of money always reveals the real motivation.
Some compare the working conditions of the foreign Infosys replacements as indentured servants. The most concerning part of this story is our government’s hand in making deals to do this to their own citizens. The government is suppose to work for the people, not international billion dollar companies like Infosys. While you’re barely able to keep your heat and lights on, feed your family, AND pay your taxes, the State of Connecticut is spending like crazy creating more debt, more taxes, and undermining well paying jobs with jingoism and backroom deals. When will the people say, ENOUGH?
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Links and References:
CT Tech-worker Coalition
Connecticut awards $20 million tech contract to Infosys
Ruthless outsourcing will be the death of the American Dream.
$34 Million Fine
The Continuing Scam of Ned-O-Nomics: The Infosys Economic Giveaway (Part 2)