IBM Moving Hundreds of Manufacturing Jobs to Mexico

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LIbEralS

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Mar 6, 2013
 
IBM Moving Hundreds of Manufacturing Jobs to Mexico

Source: KTTC.COM

A shock for people working at IBM's sprawling campus in northwest Rochester Tuesday, as IBM executives shared a decision with workers that hundreds of manufacturing jobs are moving to Guadalajara, Mexico.

IBM is a global computer giant with twelve research laboratories around the world and manufacturing and support plants and offices in dozens of countries. In recent years, there have been other such "resource actions" with the company shifting jobs to China, India or other parts of its "smarter planet."

Scott Cook, an IBM spokesman based in Chicago, confirmed the Rochester cuts to KTTC NewsCenter and says the decisions announced Tuesday are simply about creating the "best possible infrastructure" for the company.

Read more: http://www.kttc.com/story/21527579/2013/03/05...

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Mar 6, 2013
 
World economy! Competition and company infrastructure!
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Mar 6, 2013
 
So pay in the US should lowered to Mexican rates?
LIbEralS

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Mar 6, 2013
 
This is what you get when you don't allow the free market to work. They find a way to get it done somewhere else.

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cantmakeitup wrote:
So pay in the US should lowered to Mexican rates?
Nope, while salaries do have some impact, the corporate tax structure in Mexico, along with the local tax structure is better for the future of IBM than it is in Rochester MN, USA. Global economy!!
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That's odd. Mexican taxes have risen at a higher percentage than US taxes in recent years.

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That's odd. Mexican taxes have risen at a higher percentage than US taxes in recent years.
Right! But the US is still the higher and added to that the lower overhead in salaries, building, utilities! Taxes play a role, as do salaries, but you need to look at the big picture! I don't know if the workers in Rochester belong to a unoin, but that could be another factor!
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Mexico and America are becoming the same country anyway. Obuttmama likes it that way.
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Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>Right! But the US is still the higher and added to that the lower overhead in salaries, building, utilities! Taxes play a role, as do salaries, but you need to look at the big picture! I don't know if the workers in Rochester belong to a unoin, but that could be another factor!
They don't belong to a union, although membership would have enabled them to get a better severance package and more notice, no doubt.
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Unions are for lazy halfass workers who would be fired at a real job. Like teachers.
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Now just wait. This must be a fradulent FOX NEWS story..

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, you know the guy raising taxes in Minnesota with ALL his trust fund BILLIONs invested in South Dakota, has assured us along with the DFL that Minnesota taxation has caused NO COMPANIES to leave the state.

They wouldn't lie now would they?

Governor Dayton's response: mumble mumble mumble......
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Please ignore the bigoted racist Crassus. He will do or say anything to get attention. Crassus is just an esteem challenged middle school student with sexuality issues thrown in to boot.

Rumor has it that his middle school counselor is helping to get Crassus into therapy.

Crassus is at that early teen age when he dislikes his teachers.
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Racist Crassus wrote:
Please ignore the bigoted racist Crassus. He will do or say anything to get attention. Crassus is just an esteem challenged middle school student with sexuality issues thrown in to boot.
Rumor has it that his middle school counselor is helping to get Crassus into therapy.
Crassus is at that early teen age when he dislikes his teachers.
Are you "casting the first stone"?
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LIbEralS wrote:
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Are you "casting the first stone"?
I think the first stone was cast long ago.

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Bigoted Crassus wrote:
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They don't belong to a union, although membership would have enabled them to get a better severance package and more notice, no doubt.
I am not sure how you would know that seeing no notices have been sent out and no severances packages have been offered!
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Bigoted Crassus wrote:
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They don't belong to a union, although membership would have enabled them to get a better severance package and more notice, no doubt.
Never belonged to a Union but have always gotten some sort of severence.

Of course belonging to a Union WILL ensure you pay Union dues each pay period. Total up your Union dues and how's that for a severence package?

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LIbEralS wrote:
IBM Moving Hundreds of Manufacturing Jobs to Mexico
Source: KTTC.COM
A shock for people working at IBM's sprawling campus in northwest Rochester Tuesday, as IBM executives shared a decision with workers that hundreds of manufacturing jobs are moving to Guadalajara, Mexico.
IBM is a global computer giant with twelve research laboratories around the world and manufacturing and support plants and offices in dozens of countries. In recent years, there have been other such "resource actions" with the company shifting jobs to China, India or other parts of its "smarter planet."
Scott Cook, an IBM spokesman based in Chicago, confirmed the Rochester cuts to KTTC NewsCenter and says the decisions announced Tuesday are simply about creating the "best possible infrastructure" for the company.
Read more: http://www.kttc.com/story/21527579/2013/03/05...
This is a shame, but it is what many companies have done in recent years, and will continue to do in the coming years.

How secure are you in your job situation?

I have been preaching on here about polishing up your job skills. Companies will continue to move jobs off shore to stay competitive. They also will continue to automate - especially with lower skilled manual labor type jobs.(That would be SEIU type jobs, folks.)

If you are in a labor intensive job, and you have not chosen to start getting trained in a high demand job skill, you are either an Obamabot or just plain stupid.
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Racist Crassus wrote:
Please ignore the bigoted racist Crassus. He will do or say anything to get attention. Crassus is just an esteem challenged middle school student with sexuality issues thrown in to boot.
Rumor has it that his middle school counselor is helping to get Crassus into therapy.
Crassus is at that early teen age when he dislikes his teachers.
just an additional anti American liberal socialist. the world of barry soetoro must be dim at best. if is fun to watch the boy muslim and all of his jim carter followers, try to justify his socialist moves, remember barry signed off on the sequester in 2011 to avoid it during his LAST - election.
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Racist redeemer wrote:
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just an additional anti American liberal socialist. the world of barry soetoro must be dim at best. if is fun to watch the boy muslim and all of his jim carter followers, try to justify his socialist moves, remember barry signed off on the sequester in 2011 to avoid it during his LAST - election.
Obama's people actually came up with the idea of the sequester...
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It's either bring Mexicans to Minnesota to work OR move companies to Mexico.

Which is best?

IBM decided to move to Mexico.

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