IBM program sends laid off US workers abroad at local wages


A search on indicates that the average annual salary for a senior software engineer India with five to nine years of experience is about 605,000 rupees per year. That's less than $15,000.

"It's not a program that's for everybody," Shelton said. "Sometimes people are from another country, and this is an opportunity to get back to a home country with the support of IBM. It's a win-win."

Others potential candidates might be Americans in search of an adventure abroad, Shelton said.

So far, less than ten people have shown interest in the program.

Interested employees were asked to inform their managers, who will help find a job placement. Shelton could not provide more details since the program is still in infant stages.