Where The Good Jobs Are Going

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INCOMING: Uma Satheesh, 32, manages 38 Wipro employees who work on networking software for Hewlett-Packard in Bangalore — in jobs that were once done mainly in the U.S.

Little by little, Sab Maglione could feel his job slipping away. He worked for a large insurance firm in northern New Jersey, developing the software it uses to keep track of its agents. But in mid-2001, his employer introduced him to Tata Consultancy Services, India's largest software company. About 120 Tata employees were brought in to help on a platform-conversion project. Maglione, 44, trained and managed a five-person Tata team. When one of them was named manager, he started to worry. By the end of last year, 70% of the project had been shifted to India and nearly all 20 U.S....

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