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By eweek  |  Posted 2003-05-06 Print this article Print

Dear Jim, I could not agree more. IT needs a Voice, a Union, something to help curb the onslaught of negative outcomes for IT professionals in America. I have a few more thoughts to offer you on this subject.
1. Using the word VOICE as an acronym, I came up with Voicing Overlooked Issues for Computer Engineers. Catchy, and coincides with the mission at hand. Would need someone HIGHLY recognized in the IT and/or Entertainment industry to champion the cause. Someone like a Bill Gates or, better yet, George Lucas. George Bush might be a stretch.
2. I have often thought that there should be an organization (non-profit, corporation, consortium) that would take the lead on creating ONSHORE company/ies that could offer jobs to the outplaced IT workers in America. It would work much like the offshore companies, offer less pay, but offer rewards in challenging opportunities. Hey, some of these people would probably be very happy with, say $30-40 per hour (going rates with offshore vendors) rather than pulling down 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet. For this to work, the champion of the cause would have to ignite and charge Corporate America with offloading the offshore companies and replacing offshore workers with American workers through these ONSHORE organizations. These are just my brief thoughts on the subject matter. Feel free to use this information in any way. If you feel there is anything else I can do to assist in this ongoing idea/effort, let me know. Sincerely,
Martin D. Gilmore
Amerisafe, Inc.


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