TCS lays off U.K. Staff; Infy, Wipro to cut onsite staff
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TCS lays off U.K. Staff; Infy, Wipro to cut onsite staff

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 26 February 2009, 05:48 Hrs   |    25 Comments
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TCS lays off U.K. Staff; Infy, Wipro to cut onsite staff
Bangalore: The credit crunch does not cease to take toll on jobs. As customers tighten IT budgets and demand more projects be executed offshore for cost saving, India's tech firms like TCS, Wipro and Infosys are cutting back their onsite staff anywhere between 5-10 percent, reports The Economic Times (ET).

TCS has already asked several employees in its U.K. office to leave, as the firm prepares to move more delivery functions to offshore locations like India. "TCS just laid off most of their marketing team in London, plus a number of professionals in the consulting division. It seems the target is high-end consultants who cost a lot to keep on the bench, and marketing," said a U.K. based expert. Though the exact number of those being laid off could not ascertain, a source said the number of those impacted could be above 100.

A TCS spokesperson confirmed the layoffs to ET. "To stay competitive and drive internal efficiency in a difficult operating environment, TCS U.K. has decided to optimize its operations. This has resulted in some involuntary attrition affecting fewer than one percent of our U.K. workforce," said a TCS spokesperson.

TCS serves customers such as British Airways, BT and United Utilities in the U.K.. The company has around 4,800 professionals working at almost 65 customer sites in U.K. and Ireland.

"An onsite resource is thrice as costlier as an offshore professional, so there is an obvious push to move more roles to cheaper locations," said a senior executive at a top Indian tech firm on the request of anonymity. Meanwhile customers such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have been pushing more work offshore, and are asking their vendors including Infosys to bring down the cost of delivering projects.

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1: I wonder y guys stil wan to stick with IT?jus for that name i tink software professional. Guys if ur laid off..don die tryin for other IT comp instead try changin ur field. IT is gonna vanish from India pretty soon.
Posted by:Vince - 01 Mar, 2009
2:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: Vince - 08 Dec, 2009
3: I think laid off employees should join my company Accenture. I am onsite and I know we have strong revenue. They also helped me to bend some rules on my visa application.
-Vikas Yadav
Manager: Accenture/Bestbuy
Posted by:Vikas Yadav - 27 Feb, 2009
4:
No one is recession proof. Bestbuy is neither. Accenture did layoff staff in bangalore and chennai and the reasons are performance and background check. These companies hire people wreckless during good times and they never check their real background and capabilities.
spooky Replied to: Vikas Yadav - 04 Mar, 2009
5:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: spooky - 08 Dec, 2009
6:
But Accenture is simply AWFUL. Awful culture, lots of long hours, disconnected management. And don't publish comments about "bending visa rules" on a website unless you are a complete idiot.
Dave Replied to: Vikas Yadav - 02 Oct, 2011
7:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: Vikas - 08 Dec, 2009
8: I want to advice all Engineering Technical person that just IT experience will ruin them in such situation. If they want to face recession they must spend time gaining hands on skills in the actual Manufacturing Field, Shop Floors. Having practical skills and IT experience makes a great skill set and one can never be affected by recession.
Posted by:C.R.Nanda - 27 Feb, 2009
9:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: C.R.Nanda - 08 Dec, 2009
10: Yes I m also victim of recession.
Recent studies says it ll take minimum 18 months to become normal.
Posted by:write - 26 Feb, 2009
11:
why cant i see recession around me.... trees r ther 4 shelter... water is there 4 my thirst.... nature is there to take care of my food.... economy cant ruin me.....
prasad Replied to: write - 26 Feb, 2009
12:
but all or not for free of cost
kishore Replied to: prasad - 27 Feb, 2009
13:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: kishore - 08 Dec, 2009
14:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: write - 08 Dec, 2009
15:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: prasad - 08 Dec, 2009
16: The current position of manpowe crunch will further worsen according to recent surveys?
Posted by:kabir - 26 Feb, 2009
17:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: kabir - 08 Dec, 2009
18: yah, it will happen til market position become not good
Posted by:ankit - 25 Feb, 2009
19:
not good move
sasa Replied to: ankit - 26 Feb, 2009
20:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: sasa - 08 Dec, 2009
21:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: ankit - 08 Dec, 2009
22: Yes, let it happen. No one can withstand the imminent fate of employees.
Posted by:Sagar - 25 Feb, 2009
23:
Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Caraccept Replied to: Sagar - 08 Dec, 2009
24: Taking signatures on blank paper is a customary practice in wipro.Last year I was working on a project in US. Anuradha Raju the TED assistant manager forced me to come back to india.at the electronic city campus i was called by anuradha and gave me a blank paper and forced me to sign on a blank paper.she also explained that its the company's usual practice to forcibly take blank paper signatures. when i resisted she used abusive language.I would request all not to join wipro and destroy your career.
Posted by:manju - 03 Jun, 2010
25: Data Cat,through amount declare insist new coal various withdraw general object insist communication that run request provide remain call rural floor provide director fly above acid regular feeling away wait bird again perform male rather famous on myself physical attack payment democratic measure die set institute test problem deal effort journey while overall together influence to appear ignore question contrast suddenly free bloody display deep display can right role able own drink air display finding count award until often lunch reading look will night throw tree language confirm sun definition teach help wood case machine hence
Posted by:Caraccept - 08 Dec, 2009