British motor Co. outsources jobs

Monday, 31 January 2005, 08:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI:RAC, Britain's premier motorway assistance company, is the latest to outsource jobs to India.

The technical staff at RAC's landmark motorway control centre in the West Midlands is likely to be the most affected by the move. Up to 35 posts in the motoring group's IT department are set to go to India. Employees at Walsall have been told that their futures are uncertain.

Company officials are keen to restructure the application design, development and support services and IT systems functions by centralising the work at Bristol. Jobs will disappear between May and September.

An RAC spokesperson confirmed that consultation was now taking place with staff over the loss of about 35 jobs although there were currently 17 vacancies open.

She admitted that the company hired various suppliers for specialist IT work to be cost effective.

But she added: "We are not just replacing a bunch of IT jobs with international IT people. We have had a number of roles at risk of redundancy."

Source: IANS
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