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OhioChick

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Mon Jun 6, 2016, 01:24 PM Jun 2016

IT layoffs at insurance firm are a 'never-ending funeral' [View all]

Workers train replacements as some IT duties shift overseas

The IT layoffs at MassMutual Financial Group will happen over a period of many months, and it's going to be painful for employees.

Employees say they are training overseas workers via Web conferencing sessions. There are contractors in the office as well, some of whom may be working on temporary H-1B visas. Employees say they notice more foreign workers in the hallways.

Approximately 100 employees are affected. They work in IT support and infrastructure, which includes managing operating systems, virtualization, databases and other systems.

The employees are angry but can't show it. A loss of composure, anything other than quiet acquiescence, means risking two weeks of severance pay for each year on the job. But maintaining composure is hard to do.

More: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3077302/it-careers/it-layoffs-at-insurance-firm-are-a-never-ending-funeral.html
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