Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Obama to Train SE Asian Workers for US I.T. Jobs

Well, if the objective is to make certain that US unemployment remains near 10% (or 20% in actual, real-world numbers), then this is perfectly sensible.

...a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia. Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business services to American companies looking to take advantage of the Asian subcontinent’s low labor costs.

Under director Rajiv Shah, the United States Agency for International Development will partner with private outsourcers in Sri Lanka to teach workers there advanced IT skills like Enterprise Java (Java EE) programming, as well as skills in business process outsourcing and call center support. USAID will also help the trainees brush up on their English language proficiency.

That's almost enough to make you a 'birther.'

That'll be $22 million, please. Take it from the 23 remaining US taxpayers....

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