May 11, 2016 9:15 am | Updated 2 years ago.
The McClatchy Company, which owns thirty newspapers in the US, is envisaging on shifting its IT work overseas. The company has signed a contract with Wipro, an Indian based IT service provider to deliver upgraded technology-based solutions and products.
The IT workers who are affected by this move are spread across McClatchy newspaper sites. The IT employees have requested for help from the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) which provides unemployment benefits for those workers whose job loss is trade related. According to the CEO of McClatchy, the partnership with Wipro will augment technology standards and service levels.
The beginning of the implementation will see a change in the resource structure and reduction of employees in the technological sector. The CEO of McClatchy in a letter to the IT employees mentions that the new IT transformational program is designed to leverage the development and delivery of technology-based solutions and products apart from access to modern and cutting-edge skills and performance.
Date of Publication: May 9, 2016