Saturday, July 14, 2012

Made in China

Kudos to whoever blew the whistle on the US Olympic Committee and Ralph Lauren for outfitting the US Olympic team with uniforms "Made in China".

President Obama would prefer to see the team outfitted in outfits stamped with “Made in the USA,” noting “the president’s views on the high quality of American-made products is well known. It’s something he talks about extensively.  That includes American-made clothing.” 

It's hard on a brother nowadays to scratch out a decent living in IT.  Chances are you know of someone who has been impacted by IT work moving offshore. With all the offshoring competition (e.g. TCS, Cognizant, Infosys), folks are having a hard time breaking into IT and staying competitive. Here's a quote I wrote ages ago that still applies today.

“The only way to get ahead and stay ahead in this challenging job market is to constantly distinguish yourself from the competition by demonstrating great performance and maintaining highly marketable skills.”

We're rewriting the value proposition for BGG Consulting Services and I'm going to make sure we include a big "Made in America" banner.


That's what Blacks Gone Geek is all about, promoting African Americans in IT.
 At Blacks Gone Geek we're looking for ways to put folks in America to work.  If we don't hire our own, who will?

Milt Haynes, Founder and Chief Architect