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Ceridian Taken Private; Could Hewitt Be Next

June 13, 2007
Last month’s $5.3 billion buyout of Ceridian Corp. makes the Minneapolis-based company the latest among a number of HRO providers to go private. Rumors have been circulating for months that Hewitt, which has been struggling to revive its HR BPO business, might go private to get away from shareholder scrutiny.
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H-1B Charges, Social Unrest Test India-Based Outsourcers

June 11, 2007
One day it was a political bombshell; the next day, it was a bomb. The fallout over H-1B visas and a terrorist bombing and subsequent riot here in Hyderabad, India, were unrelated, but they illustrate the disruptive potential such incidents can impose on this booming city of 8 million people that leans so heavily on companies outsourcing their work.
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