Outsourcing

  • Man Reportedly Outsources His Own Job To China -- Then Spends His Time Watching Cat Videos

    Man Reportedly Outsources His Own Job To China -- Then Spends His Time Watching Cat Videos

    U.S. corporations moved millions of jobs overseas in the last decade. But maybe it isn't just executives who can play this game. In the search for cheaper labor and greater profits, one employee at a critical infrastructure firm purportedly outsourced his own job to China. The star software developer at a... Continue Reading

  • LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

    LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

    By John Rogers LOS ANGELES -- For the most part, the work of the people who file the invoices for the TV sets that arrive from China and the cars that come from Japan goes all but unnoticed as those products and countless others make their way across the United States. Not this week, however, after about... Continue Reading

  • Business Owner Cathy Berse-Hurley Fights To Keep 'Made In The USA' Label

    Business Owner Cathy Berse-Hurley Fights To Keep 'Made In The USA' Label

    By Liza Porteus Viana When Cathy Berse-Hurley started making her 4-year-old twin boys' handmade backpacks for school in 1996, other kids and parents took interest. She soon also began making lunch boxes, and selling her popular animal-themed wares at street and craft fairs, as well as big events like the New... Continue Reading

  • Obama And Romney's Positions On Outsourcing

    Obama And Romney's Positions On Outsourcing

    By Christopher S. Rugaber The issue: U.S. multinational companies have taken advantage of lower trade barriers over the past 15 years to shift jobs and production to lower-wage countries, a practice generally known as outsourcing. That's cut costs for consumers and helped those companies grow, which can... Continue Reading

  • 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

  • How To Get Americans Back To Work: Advice For The President

    How To Get Americans Back To Work: Advice For The President

    As the 2012 presidential election enters the home stretch, there seems to be little doubt that jobs and the economy will dominate not only the presidential debates but also the national conversation. Just what should the next president do to get the national unemployment rate to below 8 percent, where it... 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

  • 8 Employers Buck Outsourcing Trend, Bring Jobs Back To America

    8 Employers Buck Outsourcing Trend, Bring Jobs Back To America

    For decades, Americans watched helplessly as U.S. businesses outsourced, shipping good-paying jobs overseas. But now, the trend seems to be at least slowing a bit, as some employers are heeding President Obama's call for "insourcing." Starbucks Coffee Co. is perhaps the latest example of a company bringing... Continue Reading

  • How Employers Can Legally Strip Your Job Of Benefits

    How Employers Can Legally Strip Your Job Of Benefits

    Last week, the entire editorial staff of Out magazine, the most-read gay monthly in the U.S., was laid off. They were told to finish up the week, pack up their desks, walk away with a month's severance, and then wait for a call. Some would be rehired at the magazine, as part of an outsourced operation, but as... Continue Reading

  • High-Tech Giant's $350 Million Plan To Train New Workers

    High-Tech Giant's $350 Million Plan To Train New Workers

    By David Goldman While Americans struggle to finds jobs, some of the country's biggest companies insist they're struggling just as hard to find workers with the skills they need. "We are interviewing 11 people to find one qualified candidate," AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told CNNMoney. "It's stunning to... Continue Reading

  • American Airlines Workers Protest Job, Pay Cuts

    American Airlines Workers Protest Job, Pay Cuts

    By David Koenig FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Flight attendants and ground workers marched in picket lines Tuesday to protest American Airlines' plans to outsource jobs and cut pay and benefits under a bankruptcy reorganization. Continue Reading

  • Jobs, Energy, Values Top Issues In Obama Address

    Jobs, Energy, Values Top Issues In Obama Address

    In his State of the Union speech before Congress last night, President Obama sought to reassure recession-weary Americans that the economy is on the right track, by naming proposals aimed at helping the beleaguered middle class. He called it a "blueprint for an economy that's built to last," and one that... 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

  • India Creating U.S. Jobs: Employ 60,000

    India Creating U.S. Jobs: Employ 60,000

    So many American jobs have been outsourced to India that they're making TV shows about the phenomenon. But a group of business leaders met in Washington recently to discuss the fact that they're not just robbing us of valuable jobs, they're creating important jobs in the United States as well, and the number... Continue Reading

  • Outsourcing Creativity: Madison Avenue Making Out Like Bandits

    Outsourcing Creativity: Madison Avenue Making Out Like Bandits

    When American companies outsource, the work doesn't all go overseas. Sometimes, especially for specialized skill in advertising, the work stays right here in the United States. Currently, creative agencies like WPP's Mindshare, BBDO, and the Interpublic Group, are making out like bandits from this type of... Continue Reading

  • Become a Tempreneur and Increase Your Job Security

    Become a Tempreneur and Increase Your Job Security

    "I think there is a major paradigm shift going on in 2010 as a result of the great recession -- this is a defining moment in work-force history. There has already been a breakdown in the past years of the marriage between employer and employee; you are no longer guaranteed a job for life," says Lynn Taylor,... Continue Reading

  • Plenty of Jobs and Raises...in India

    Plenty of Jobs and Raises...in India

    There's no way around it: This news is going to make a lot of readers angry. There are major hiring wars going on, along with giant companies giving nearly 20 percent raises to their entire staff -- in India. They're doing this in order to have enough employees to handle the myriad jobs outsourced from the... Continue Reading