Did Vineet Nayar, the Indian CEO of HCL do justice to Indian software professionals by calling Americans unemployable?

Harish Baliga

Jun. 9, 2009

Some in America took his words out of context. But is it really worth spending time in creating controversies?

This is what job destruction newsletter circulating in America via email is saying: Vineet Nayar, an Indian CEO of the bodyshop HCL, said that Americans who graduate from our universities are unemployable. He feels that students "from developing countries" like India are superior employees in part because they aren''t obsessed with getting rich quickly. In other words, he won''t hire American grads because they are too expensive.

HCL hires Indians almost exclusively, so it's safe to assume that Nayar's disparaging comments don''t just apply to our young college graduates