EDS to double headcounts in China and India

Outsourcer EDS expects to double the size of its headcounts in India and China over the next three years, as it cuts staff in the US and across Europe. EDS currently has between 15,000 and 20,000 in the two Asian countries, and in September 2004 EDS announced redundancies of up to 20,000, mainly in the US and Europe. The pledge to increase staff numbers in Asia came from EDS chief executive officer Michael Jordan, speaking at a US management event this week. Other companies to announce expansion plans in India this year include Microsoft, Alcatel and SAP. Jordan estimated that EDS had shed about 13% of its staff over the last two-and-a-half years, since he was appointed as CEO. Jordan said expansion in China would put EDS in a better position to win big contracts from the Chinese government. Last month EDS agrees a £71.25m "aggregate" settlement with HM Revenue and Customs to settle a long running dispute over IT preobelsm with the tax credit system.

Outsourcer EDS expects to double the size of its headcounts in India and China over the next three years, as it cuts staff in the US and across Europe.

EDS currently has between 15,000 and 20,000 staff in the two Asian countries, and in September 2004 EDS announced redundancies of up to 20,000, mainly in the US and Europe.

The pledge to increase staff numbers in Asia came from EDS chief executive officer Michael Jordan, speaking at a US management event this week. Other companies to announce expansion plans in India this year include Microsoft, Alcatel and SAP.

Jordan estimated that EDS had shed about 13% of its staff over the past two-and-a-half years, since he was appointed as CEO.

He said expansion in China would put EDS in a better position to win big contracts from the Chinese government.

Last month EDS agreed a £71.25m "aggregate" settlement with HM Revenue and Customs  to settle a long-running dispute over IT problems with the tax credit system.

 

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