Tag: offshoring

  • The Indignity Of Outsourcing: One Former Boeing Worker's Tale

    The Indignity Of Outsourcing: One Former Boeing Worker's Tale

    It's a topic that reemerges in the national conversation every four years -- outsourcing. And this year, the corporate policy of sending jobs overseas, also known as "offshoring," has been front-and-center during the 2012 campaign, in large part because one candidate, Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt... Continue Reading

  • 5 Jobs You Thought Were Safe From Outsourcing But Aren't

    5 Jobs You Thought Were Safe From Outsourcing But Aren't

    The debate over job creation has dominated the political landscape of 2012. And with good cause, too, given the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent. With so many out of work, it's maddening to many that from 2000-2010, 2.4 million people have been hired by U.S. multinationals in jobs outsourced abroad,... Continue Reading

  • Is Outsourcing Good For The Economy -- And Workers?

    Is Outsourcing Good For The Economy -- And Workers?

    If there's one position that both presidential candidates can agree on, and it may be the only one, it's that outsourcing jobs overseas, or "offshoring," is absolutely terrible for American workers. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama proposed a 20 percent tax credit for companies that return offshored... Continue Reading

  • Jobs That Won't Be Outsourced Anymore

    Jobs That Won't Be Outsourced Anymore

    Many U.S. workers at call centers have seen their jobs shipped overseas in recent years as companies sought cheap labor as a way to cut costs. Beyond lost jobs, the moves also resulted in complaints by consumers about having to deal with foreign-accented employees at call centers in far off places such as... Continue Reading

  • GM Vows To 'Insource' Most Of Its IT Jobs: Beginning Of A Trend?

    GM Vows To 'Insource' Most Of Its IT Jobs: Beginning Of A Trend?

    U.S. workers have been dealing with the effects of outsourcing for years now. But in a trend that many no doubt would like to see continue, General Motors Co. has committed to bringing back technology jobs it now outsources. The automaker currently outsources about 90 percent of its information-technology... Continue Reading

  • We Can Make It In The U.S.A., But Will We Buy It?

    We Can Make It In The U.S.A., But Will We Buy It?

    When Lynda Fassa drove through New Jersey towns on the hunt for local manufacturers, she passed a sign that read: "Embroidery Capital of the Wor." It used to say "World." Now there's just a pawn shop, an army recruitment center, and a handful of bars. Every year, one or two of the dyers for her and her... Continue Reading