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Posted by on Apr 7, 2007 in At TMV | 6 comments

India’s Achilles Heel…?

…Two decades into India’s phenomenal growth as an international center for high technology, the industry has a problem: It’s running out of workers, writes Tim Sullivan, Associated Press Writer.

“There may be a lot of potential — Indian schools churn out 400,000 new engineers, the core of the high-tech industry, every year — but as few as 100,000 are actually ready to join the job world, experts say…

” ‘The problem is not a shortage of people,’ said Mohandas Pai, human resources chief for Infosys Technologies, the software giant that built and runs the Mysore campus for its new employees. ‘It’s a shortage of trained people.’

” ‘This is really the Achilles heel of the industry,’ said James Friedman, an analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group, an investment firm based in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., who has studied the issue…”

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