I GUESS THIS WILL PUT A CAP ON THE OUTSOURCING-TO-BANGALORE TREND: India high-tech industry out of workers:
Nearly 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.
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.
Instead, graduates are leaving universities that are mired in theory classes, and sometimes so poorly funded they don’t have computer labs. Even students from the best colleges can be dulled by cram schools and left without the most basic communication skills, according to industry leaders.
So the country’s voracious high-tech companies, desperate for ever-increasing numbers of staffers to fill their ranks, have to go hunting.
“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.”
Lots of people in India. But not enough people with the right skills. Just like, well, everywhere.