Thread regarding Cargill layoffs

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Cargill will outsource some of its information technology services, a move that will affect 900 jobs worldwide, including 300 in the Twin Cities.

The Minnetonka-based agribusiness giant told employees this week it will move certain IT functions to Tata Consultancy Services, a major IT outsourcing firm based in India. The transition will take up to 9 months.

Cargill hasn’t determined how many of the 900 jobs will be outright cut, said Lena Michaud, a company spokeswoman. Some employees in the affected IT division will remain with Cargill, others will be offered jobs with Tata, and others will be laid off, she said.

Cargill employs 142,000 people worldwide, including around 6,000 in Minnesota, mostly in professional jobs in the Twin Cities. The outsourcing involves Cargill’s Infrastructure Services department, which performs services that support hardware, including desktop and laptop computers. Some employees in that department work at Cargill’s Hopkins office.

Cargill informed employees last fall that it was reviewing the outsourcing of this work, Michaud said. “We have been looking at whether we should do it internally or choose a partner who could do it more efficiently and better,” Michaud said.

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What parts will be outsourced? IT only? Shared services? HR? Payroll?

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