CSC announces another round of UK job cuts
Government unit targeted
CSC is shifting more UK jobs offshore in an effort to control costs.
The latest round of redundancies will hit the Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) department. Initially, voluntary redundancies will be offered but compulsory job losses are likely if not enough volunteers are found.
The company hopes to have the process sorted out by Christmas.
The company went through another restructure in April last year, and talked about "excess capacity in certain geographies". That process aimed to get rid of 5,000 jobs, mostly in Europe.
CSC staff who have contacted the Register described the job cuts as aggressive and likely to hit almost 30 per cent of staff within GIS.
CSC would not talk numbers, but gave us the following statement:
The reductions CSC is making in our UK workforce within our Global Infrastructure Services area are as a result of the changing market dynamics and client requirements which means it is important we re-align our skill base and move certain types of work to other CSC low cost centres where that is demanded by our clients.
Global Infrastructure Services will initially release employees by seeking volunteers. It is also committed to supporting the affected employees, which is a small proportion of CSC's UK Global Infrastructure Services' workforce, by offering opportunities for retraining and redeployment within the organisation. Compulsory redundancy will be considered the last resort when all reasonable opportunities have been exhausted.
CSC was recently named as one of eight names on a shortlist of possible suppliers of the UK ID card project. ®
Chicken Sh!t Company
Can't agree more with all the comments made thus far!
I worked for the 'outsourced' company for 18 years (only lasted a further 18 months in CSC) and knew the systems inside out on my account, but all CSC were interested in was how quickly they could 'offshore' the TUPE'd staff and not how to supply a good stable service. What took me and my team 1 week to do, can now take upto a couple of months and then sometimes doesn't work. All they talk about are service credits and nothing ever seems to get sorted.
I was one of the lucky ones to get out with VR, and I just feel sorry for the guys left having to deal with the crap on my account. I payed a visit to one of my last remaining friends still working there and morale was lower than a snakes belly in a wagon rut!
WORD OF WARNING. If your company is looking to deal with these weasels and your a technical resource (CSC term), make sure you either make Jobserve your new home page or start learning Indian!
Why not other divisions at CSC ?
The question that always frustrates me is that why are no other divisions affected by these cuts i.e. GTS etc ?
It is always GIS and not GTS or any other divisions ...
Just my two cents
Its tough at the top .........
Having worked for this "process driven" company for over 10 years after
being "dumb sized" and outsourced, its hard not to be cynical when you
see the money the likes of Mr Moneycutt and others are making on CSC
We all know that the ultimate objective is to cut costs to the bone by
offloading all jobs to India.
See how these "leaders" make money ==>
Can't wait to retire !!!!!!!