The Poster Child For Worker Exploitation, Walmart Considering Offshore Outsourcing Jobs

Walmart just cannot squeeze it's employees enough. Now Walmart is considering offshore outsourcing it's I.T. jobs.

BANGALORE: WAL-Mart, the world’s biggest retailer, which until now has been dependent on its inhouse information technology division, is evaluating a business process outsourcing (BPO) contract worth around $300- $500 million, as it seeks to outsource non-core processes of procurement, merchandising , finance, accounting and payroll.

IBM, TCS, WNS and Wipro are exploring this opportunity, people familiar with Wal-Mart’s outsourcing decision told ET on conditions of anonymity. Despite becoming such a case study for global retail, Wal-Mart had not yet looked at BPO or IT outsourcing,” he said. However, the current economic challenges are making the retailer seek more cost saving options including outsourcing of non-core processes.”

The AFL-CIO has some interesting facts on Walmart.

An EPI aggregate analysis found Walmart Chinese imports cost 200,000 U.S. jobs:

The giant retailer’s reliance on cheap goods made in China has cost this country nearly 200,000 jobs since 2001, says the report, The Wal-Mart Effect, by the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

The report shows Wal-Mart has played a major role in creating a record trade deficit with China that has eliminated some 1.8 million jobs, mainly in manufacturing.

Maybe it's a good thing shopping at Walmart lowers your credit score.

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