None - The Home Depot adds some 20,000 jobs to the Metro Atlanta workforce, and we will continue to do everything possible to add more jobs in the years to come. In fact, The Home Depot is one of the few companies that has added net new jobs over the past two years. The number of contractors our third parties employ to handle our outsourced work accounts for less than one half of one percent of our total workforce. So, we think it’s misleading to focus in on a sliver of our business when you consider the enormous contributions The Home Depot has made to the national economy, and especially the economy of Atlanta.
Regarding the video:
The endorsements made in the video were for the work TCS has done for us managing our processes, and our remarks have nothing to do with whether a contractor is located in India, the U.S. or anywhere else. The fact is that the tasks TCS took over for The Home Depot are not our core competency, which is why they have done a better job managing this process for us.
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