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USAID stopped from sending US jobs to Sri Lanka

 

USAID chief Rajiv Shah

USAID chief Rajiv Shah

In our prior post, USAID and Microsoft join forces to export American jobs, we had exposed the efforts of USAID chief, Raif Shah, to send American jobs to Sri Lanka and Armenia—thereby increasing US unemployment.

These are computer jobs, and it is no a coincidence that Rajiv Shah is a former Bill Gates’ employee, as Microsoft would be a major beneficiary of the plan.

USAID’s Rajiv Shah planned to train unskilled Sri Lankan and Armenian workers to replace Americans.

In Sri Lanka alone, 3,000 workers were to be trained. Rajiv Shah’s USAID said the agency would be training people in enterprise Java, even though “the majority of prospective trainees lacked even basic experience with computers.”

Thanks, at least in part, to our post on the subject, USAID has “suspended” its plan to train Sri Lankans in computer skills, and says it will review whether this training impacts U.S. jobs.

Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) said USAID’s plan to provide about 3,000 Sri Lankans training in information technology, business process outsourcing and call center support was, in effect, “teaching foreign workers how to better take jobs from American workers.”

Bishop announced the program’s suspension in a statement released last Thursday, September 9th. Rajiv Shah and other USAID officials declined comment on the situation.

According to Bishop, however, USAID told him that it “has suspended a job skills development project in Sri Lanka while Rajiv Shah conducts a review to ensure the project will not take any jobs away from Americans.”

What “review” is needed? Isn’t it obvious that outsourcing computer jobs to Sri Lankans (and Armenians) will take jobs away from Americans.

USAID chief Rajiv Shah appears to be representing the interests of Bill Gates and big business—and not of the American people.

It is time for USAID to fire Rajiv Shah and return him to the employ of Bill Gates.

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