Charlie Baker wins award for outsourcing
This week, Charlie Baker launched a television ad touting his job creation credentials. Yet he fails to mention that his record, reported by the Boston Globe here, of outsourcing over 800 jobs while CEO of Harvard Pilgrim, including moving some IT and help desk jobs from Massachusetts to India. It earned him an “Outsourcing Excellence Award” in 2008.
His decision to continue sending jobs overseas, even after the “turnaround” at Harvard Pilgrim was completed, counters his message on the trail that he will help create and keep good jobs in Massachusetts.
In fact, one of Baker’s executives commended the work-product of the staff in India, and implied that more work could be sent overseas: “The staff in India is very well-trained, doing great work, and eager to take on more.”
Baker receiving “Outsourcing Excellence Award” in 2008.
While Baker was shipping 200 Massachusetts jobs overseas, his own salary was tripling, to $1.7 million.
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