Silicon Valley job fair for people who want jobs in India

This weekend, Silicon Valley's premier convention venue is hosting a job fair -- for people who want to work in India:

A job fair at the San Jose Convention Center this weekend is focused on helping companies recruit Indian workers who may in the U.S. on a visa by informing them about the professional and economic opportunities back home.

Organizers also stressed that the job fair is also open to anyone who is interested in working in India.

Among the companies involved in the job fair are: Flipkart, an Indian online shopping company; consulting firm Accenture; and, which runs development centers in Indian cities.

Others include: McAfee, which is now part of Intel; SmartPlay Technologies, an Indian semiconductor firm; InfoTech Enterprises, an Indian engineering design firm; Indian manufacturing firm Jindal Steel & Power; Tata Motors; San Jose-based Synapse Design; and UST Global, an IT services firm.

Looking for work? Here's a job fair touting tech openings in India


  1. This is a great idea! But not for the Indians who came to the US looking for a better life, but for the companies who want to send Americans to India!

    Instead of American companies hiring Americans and paying them locally, just ship them to a third-world country so we can pay them a fraction of the amount! Granted if they are Americans they still have to pay income taxes in the US, but it seems like a win for companies.

    Sigh. I feel like I’m going to have to boycott these companies. Amazon is going to especially hard given my company is hosted on EC2. Time to look at Rackspace I suppose.

    1. I feel you, but these citizen/companies will use their free-speech ‘rights’ to buy politicians and continue to  make business decisions with no regard for the consequences on Americans, and will not suffer for it in the near term. In U.S.A., corporation boycott you!

  2. Hmm… exporting jobs vs. getting rid of immigrant workers.

    That sound you just heard was that of a Tea Bagger’s brain exploding.

  3. Grey text region, second line.  after sixth word, insert “be”.  …may be in the…  Also, other words that may suffice, “be residing”, “be living”, “be working”, “be studying” etc., if they are more than just being.  However, sometimes just being can be enough.  If it’s quoted text and incorrect to start with, well…fix it anyway.

  4. How has BoingBoing not implemented a “all posts mentioning ‘my friend’s mom’ are spam” rule for comments yet?

  5. For a recent grad, it may actually be a good “investment.” It’s very hard to get a job when you’re just starting out let alone when you do have experience. This may be a way to get some work experience under your belt, have a nice cultural exchange while you’re at it, and be horrified at the abject poverty of a country with a billion people. Life back home won’t ever seem so bad once you get back.

  6. i’d move to Chennai in a heartbeat,   but getting a viable “ex-pat package” is somewhat difficult.

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