Outsourcing IT? Don't support a sweatshop

04/23/2008 | Computerworld

Companies that outsource IT are becoming increasingly aware that they might be supporting a sweatshop. An IT sweatshop won't look like a bad garment factory, with child laborers and unsafe working conditions, but offshore IT workers often earn unfairly low wages, are compelled to be on call constantly and are required to put in extra hours. Contracting with companies that share your ethical values doesn't just prevent bad PR, advocates say, but can make good business sense.

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