Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 18:21:49 -0500
Reply-To: Kevin Roland Viel <kviel@EMORY.EDU>
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From: Kevin Roland Viel <kviel@EMORY.EDU>
Subject: Re: JPMorgan Chase to strengthen offshoring to India
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When have we not had competition and worries about the present and future?
No career promises longevity, unfortunately. SAS is easy enough to learn
and to employ and, hopefully, that will be true of other skills we need to
be desired employees.
As some opportunities wane, others may appear. India has numerous
problems such as poverty and epidemics. India may have the highest
absolute number of people with HIV infections. Its economy has flagged
behind that of its Chinese neighbor. It was on the brink of nuclear war
and still has a tense border with Pakistan.
India faces competition itself from the likes of Romania, among others.
We might lose some jobs, especially in the manufacturing sector, but that
could create opportunities as the economies grow.
Sure we import some bright (and not so bright) people from both China
and India. That we expect since they have approximately a third of the
world's ever expanding population.
As this thread, however, is now clearly OT, perhaps we should retire it
Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Atlanta, GA 30322