NU Plans Outsourcing, UConn Health Center, New Ranking For Hartford

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This week, Hartford Courant business columnist Dan Haar talks about plans by Northeast Utilities to outsource information technology workers, a plan to renovate the UConn Health Center in Farmington and a new survey that ranks Hartford as No. 8 in the best metro areas for 2013 college graduates.

Below is part of Hartford Courant reporter Brian Dowling’s story about the plans by NU. To read the full story, visit courant.com.

The state attorney general wants to know more about a Northeast Utilities plan to streamline its information technology department, a move employees say could mean the outsourcing of hundreds of jobs.

The electric and gas utility — whose divisions include Yankee Gas and Connecticut Light & Power — would not say whether outsourcing was being considered and would not answer questions about the potential move’s effect on employees.

Close to a dozen complaints about the potential outsourcing have arrived at the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Consumer Counsel, said Susan Kinsman, spokeswoman for Attorney General George Jepsen.

“We have requested and NU has agreed to meet with us to provide more information,” said Kinsman. Neither office received word from the company about the move.

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