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Trump’s plan for protecting IT jobs raises hopes, fears

Patrick Thibodeau | Dec. 7, 2016
Incoming administration may be setting up a three-pronged attack on offshore outsourcing

Glen Wiley was an IT employee for 29 years at MassMutual. He said he was among the employees given the option of taking a job with Cognizant. Wiley said it wasn't much of choice. He either had to take the job with Cognizant or leave his job without severance.

Wiley left his job.

"As a military veteran I felt that accepting the job was not an option," said Wiley. "To go to work for a company and teach H-1B workers technical skills that would help them replace American workers would be un-American," he said.

"I was fortunate that I could walk away to stand up for my principles. Many others had to compromise their principles so they could feed their families. I was the lucky one," said Wiley. Now he is waiting to see what Trump might do.

 

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