State outsourcing tech jobs, cutting positions / 1,100 jobs to be affected in Georgia

Source: By JAMES SALZER, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA), 12/11/07

Gov. Sonny Perdue this morning announced a consolidation and outsourcing of the state’s technology services, a move that will lead to about 200 layoffs.

…. Four years ago, Perdue pulled the plug on a similarly ambitious initiative to consolidate all state government telecommunications under a private contractor, a plan worth $1.8 billion. It would have been the largest contract ever awarded by the state, putting as many as 500 state employees on the private contractor’s payroll. That plan fell apart during the bidding process.