Saturday, May 3, 2008

AT&T Bringing Jobs Back From India but Can't Find Workers?

In 2006, the city of San Antonio, Texas celebrated the fact that AT&T was planning to bring 2000 jobs back from India.

"I think this is a considerable victory for labor," said Alex Colvin, labor studies professor at Penn State University for an article at about the move.

Fast forward to 2008 and here is what the CEO of AT&T, Randall Stephenson, "We are having trouble finding the numbers that we need with the skills that are required to do these jobs." So far only 1,400 slots have been filled.

Stephenson blames the public education system in a recent Reuters article. "If I had a business that half the product we turned our was defective or you couldn't put it in the marketplace, I would shut that business down."

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