Northeast Utilities confirms IT outsourcing plan

Weeks after telling IT workers it was considering outsourcing tech work, Northeast Utilities says it will cut 200 jobs.

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After keeping its IT employees in the dark for weeks, Northeast Utilities last week confirmed that it plans to cut half of its tech jobs and turn over some IT operations to a pair of India-based IT service providers. Insider (registration required)

After weeks of keeping its IT workers in the dark, Northeast Utilities last week acknowledged that it plans to cut half of its tech jobs and turn over part of its IT operations to a pair of India-based outsourcers.

The announcement made official what was already suspected -- the company, which operates New England's largest energy delivery system, had told its IT workers weeks ago that it was considering outsourcing tech work.

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