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Accenture employees petition management to end contract with Trump administration

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16.11.2018

Employees at the technology and consulting firm Accenture are circulating a petition that urges the company to end a recent contract with the Trump administration to help recruit border patrol agents, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday evening.

A version of the petition viewed by Bloomberg on Wednesday had 47 signatures so far; petitioners have not yet formulated a plan for sharing the document with management. Employees who have signed the petition are reportedly set to ask the company to end a five-year, $297 million contract signed last year, which will help Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) hire 7,500 new staffers, including 5,000 border patrol agents.

“The technology we provide is sold in the name of efficiency, but all we see is technology supercharging inhumane and cruel policies,” the petition reportedly says. “We joined Accenture because we want to work for a company that does good in the world, a company that helps vulnerable........

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