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Brown County saving money by outsourcing inmate transfers

Sheriff's departments throughout Wisconsin are saving thousands of dollars by having private operators transport suspects to their home counties to face charges. For more, CLICK HERE ...

Job done: Oh Wow!

The final words of Apple’s widely admired co-founder Steve Jobs at his deathbed were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” Jobs’s final words showed his “capacity for wonderment” even as he drew his last breaths. During his final hours, he...

Survey says Filipinos happiest grocery shoppers

The average Filipino shopper visits the grocery less, but interestingly, they are happier doing so compared with other shoppers in Southeast Asia. Four out of five Filipinos enjoy grocery shopping, outstripping their peers from around the regi...

Hells Angels look to outsourcing model for drug trade

Increased police scrutiny of the Hells Angels has pushed the infamous gang into outsourcing its drug trade business to smaller outfits in Canada. “If you are a full-patch biker, you no longer drive around on a Harley with your full leather, ...

Now terrorists look into outsourcing model

Terrorists will increasingly act like modern day multinational firms outsourcing mass atrocity attacks, a top military expert has warned, according to Belfast Telegraph. Senior American military strategist Philip Bobbit has offered a chilling ...

Congressman: Time to ‘outsource’ prisons

A party-list congressman in the Philippines is pushing for the eventual "outsourcing" of the state's detention, correction and rehabilitation services to the private sector. In a statement, LPGMA) Party-list Representative Arnel Tysaid outsour...

Now, Mumbai gangs outsource killings

Gangs in Mumbai have started outsourcing their operations for killings and extortions as they are finding it increasingly difficult to find new recruits. Such gangs include those run by the feared four-some of Chhota Rajan, Kumar Pillai, Ravi Puja...

Call centre with a heart

EuroAble, India’s first contact centre operated exclusively by people with special needs has been set up in association with the National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped (NASEOH). The centre will initially provide employm...

Cemetery workers protest

Landscapers at the Bronx cemetery, where jazz legends like Celia Cruz, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington are buried protested recently against management's plan to contract their jobs out to a private landscaping firm if a new labour deal could not b...

Unions protest loss of sanitation jobs

The recent government resolution to outsource services for maintaining cleanliness at government hospitals has earned the wrath of workers' unions across the Indian state of Maharashtra, Times of Indiareported. The unions have decided to stage...

Indian prisoners jump on bandwagon

A high-security prison in India is launching an innovative scheme to turn convicts into "outsourcing providers" for local firms and eventually, it is hoped, international clients. The scheme is in its early stages, with prisoners in the Charla...

Aussie IT community helps flood victims

Aussie IT community has come together to help schools and small businesses affected recent flooding in the state of Queensland. The formation of the Queensland Flood IT Relief Programme has been designed to assist small businesses, schools, an...

‘Outsourced’ – the comedy show!

A major Us network launched a primetime comedy show on Sept 20 called ‘Outsourced’. The series is inspired by the 2006 indie romantic comedy of the same name. The 30-minute sitcom focuses on a manager of a Kansas City-based maker of novelty it...

Saline County considers outsourcing food service

Saline County Sheriff Glen Kocha-nowski says he plans to hire a private company to handle the jail’s food service. Kochanowski hopes the county in Kansas can save at least US$50,000 to US$60,000 a year by outsourcing the food service. Th...

Game over for bogus contact centre

Thai police have arrested 18 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals in Chon Buri’s Sri Racha province where they have allegedly operated their “call centre” scams in three luxury rented houses. Acting on tip-offs and records of frequent long di...

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