University of California lays off IT workers, jobs head to India


San Francisco: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on Tuesday laid off 49 information technology (IT) employees and outsourced their work to a company based in India sources said.

The University of California system, which includes health care and research focused UCSF, has been struggling to raise revenue and cut expenses.

So, as way to save $ 30 million over five years the university announced the plan.  President Donald Trump campaigned on promises to restore lost U.S. jobs and to penalize companies that move factories overseas.

This was the University of California’s first outsourcing, which layoffs were necessary due to rising costs of technology. In addition to the 49 staff layoffs, another 48 positions that were vacant or filled by contractors were eliminated.

As per sources, last year UCSF entered into a $50 million contract over five years with India-based HCL Technologies Ltd to do the work.

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