The Overland Park, Kan.-based The Kansas City Star.is evaluating bids from two such companies, a representative said. A final decision isn't expected for another 60 days. The cost-saving measure was first reported on Thursday by
Sprint has already relocated customer service jobs overseas, but has yet to outsource IT positions abroad.
Technology companies in the United States are increasingly shifting part of their research efforts to emerging markets overseas, where there is an abundance of highly trained software and hardware engineers, and development costs are lower. But the migration of technology jobs abroad hasU.S. employees and politicians.
A recent study by research firm Gartnerat companies that provide IT services will move to emerging markets. It also forecast that one out of every 20 jobs within internal IT departments will shift overseas by the end of 2004.