The Pittsburgh Diaspora Goes to Work

Jeffrey Taft is a road warrior in the global high-technology services economy, and his work shows why there are limits to the number of skilled jobs that can be shipped abroad in the Internet age.

Jeffrey Taft is a road warrior in the global high-technology services economy, and his work shows why there are limits to the number of skilled jobs that can be shipped abroad in the Internet age.

He is one of dozens of I.B.M. services employees from around the country who are working with a Texas utility, CenterPoint Energy, to install computerized electric meters, sensors and software in a “smart grid” project to improve service and conserve energy.
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Meanwhile, at a July 3 party out here in the South Hills, I meet two Indians from Dallas who are working on a long-term consulting project in Pittsburgh.

Labor is mobile. Pittsburgh is everywhere.

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Katie M said... 7/10/2007 11:58 AM

High-tech and Internet jobs continue to emerge. It is especially important to keep the level of technology and expertise in the area strong. There is an event in August that would really benefit a lot of Pittsburgh businesses and business people. The event is Online Marketing:Innovations that Work. There are speakers on a variety of topics helping people to discover ways to use technology to expand and promote business. This event will be great to help the economy in the future. We have to learn before we can embrace it. You can learn more at http://www.marketingconference.org

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