Login/Sign up

World Association of International Studies

PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
Post Outsourcing
Created by Ronald Hilton on 05/29/04 9:20 AM

Previous posts in this discussion:

Post

Outsourcing (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/29/04 9:20 am)

John Gehl reports: "A new study from Forrester Research estimates that 830,000 U.S. service-sector jobs will move abroad by the end of 2005 and 3.4 million jobs will leave by 2015. Although short-term job losses have surged as companies have begun experimenting, Forrester believes that the long-term numbers will probably moderate. The report also suggests that a new wave of white-collar offshoring among manufacturing companies will bring the trend to parts of the U.S. that have not yet experienced it, such as the Midwest, though it's unclear what impact the loss of accountants, programmers and business analysts would have in places like Detroit, Chicago and Cincinnati. (AP 5/17/04). http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/8688896.htm

Mark Krikorian calls our attention to the article "Some Lost Jobs Never Leave Home. Skilled Foreigners Flow In to Fill Them " by Jessica Vaughan (Washington Post, 5/2/ 04). For the full text, see http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/jmvoped050204.html. Here is an excerpt: Less remarked upon, though, is another, even more worrisome, trend -- the importation into the United States of hundreds of thousands of professional guest workers each year to fill jobs and do work that Americans once did. This sort of on-shore offshoring is known in the parlance of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as "movement of natural persons" and is considered to be a form of trade in services. But it, too, contributes to American job losses and disadvantages our workers in significant ways. And yet facilitating this activity is a primary item on the global free-trade agenda being actively promoted by both the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the WTO.
. . .
Last month, Zoellick told Congress that there are trade agreements with 30 more countries in the pipeline, and that he plans to continue working with the WTO to promote more international trade in services. We don't need to scrap our involvement in these efforts. But while American workers scramble for employment, it behooves Congress to clean up our immigration laws and fix these visa programs now, to allow for the legitimate conduct of trade without unleashing a flood of permanent "guest workers" in the future.

American corporations are firing American workers and importing Asians who will work for lower wages. Randy Black comments: "Verizon Communications employs more than 2,000 Pakistanis in their Dallas-area headquarters in technical positions (on L1 and H1 visas), despite that there are still about 10,000 US citizens in the Dallas area who lost their high tech jobs when the industry.nuked in 1999-2000. And this is only one major US corporation in Dallas among many nationwide using cheap, but talented foreign workers within the borders of the USA".

The California Assembly has approved a bill that would ban state contractors from offshoring jobs and require all contractors and subcontractors to certify that the "contract work will be performed by people in the state of California." The bill applies only to contracts paid for with state tax money. Assemblyman John Campbell, a Republican, expressed
his opposition for the bill defended outsourcing jobs as a way of keeping contracts cheaper: "What you call outsourcing is capital going to its most efficient place, and when capital goes to its most efficient place, we all benefit." (AP 5/27/04) http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/8777193.htm.

RH: "We all benefit"? It turns out that when a company fires a large number of workers, the value of its shares shoots up. "The most efficient place"? India?


SHARE:
Rate this post
Informational value 
Insight 
Fairness 
Reader Ratings (0)
0%
Informational value0%
Insight0%
Fairness0%

Visits: 5

Comments/Replies

Please login/register to reply or comment: Login/Sign up

Trending Now



All Forums with Published Content (44643 posts)

- Unassigned

Culture & Language

American Indians Art Awards Bestiary of Insults Books Conspiracy Theories Culture Ethics Film Food Futurology Gender Issues Humor Intellectuals Jews Language Literature Media Coverage Movies Music Newspapers Numismatics Philosophy Plagiarism Prisons Racial Issues Sports Tattoos Western Civilization World Communications

Economics

Capitalism Economics International Finance World Bank World Economy

Education

Education Hoover Institution Journal Publications Libraries Universities World Bibliography Series

History

Biographies Conspiracies Crime Decline of West German Holocaust Historical Figures History Holocausts Individuals Japanese Holocaust Leaders Learning Biographies Learning History Russian Holocaust Turkish Holocaust

Nations

Afghanistan Africa Albania Algeria Argentina Asia Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada Central America Chechnya Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark East Europe East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador England Estonia Ethiopia Europe European Union Finland France French Guiana Germany Greece Guatemala Haiti Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran (Persia) Iraq Ireland Israel/Palestine Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latin America Liberia Libya Mali Mexico Middle East Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nations Compared Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North America Norway Pacific Islands Pakistan Palestine Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Polombia Portugal Romania Saudi Arabia Scandinavia Scotland Serbia Singapore Slovakia South Africa South America Southeast Asia Spain Sudan Sweden Switzerland Syria Thailand The Pacific Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan UK (United Kingdom) Ukraine USA (America) USSR/Russia Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam West Europe Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire

Politics

Balkanization Communism Constitutions Democracy Dictators Diplomacy Floism Global Issues Hegemony Homeland Security Human Rights Immigration International Events Law Nationalism NATO Organizations Peace Politics Terrorism United Nations US Elections 2008 US Elections 2012 US Elections 2016 US Elections 2020 Violence War War Crimes Within the US

Religion

Christianity Hinduism Islam Judaism Liberation Theology Religion

Science & Technology

Alcohol Anthropology Automotives Biological Weapons Design and Architecture Drugs Energy Environment Internet Landmines Mathematics Medicine Natural Disasters Psychology Recycling Research Science and Humanities Sexuality Space Technology World Wide Web (Internet)

Travel

Geography Maps Tourism Transportation

WAIS

1-TRIBUTES TO PROFESSOR HILTON 2001 Conference on Globalizations Academic WAR Forums Ask WAIS Experts Benefactors Chairman General News Member Information Member Nomination PAIS Research News Ronald Hilton Quotes Seasonal Messages Tributes to Prof. Hilton Varia Various Topics WAIS WAIS 2006 Conference WAIS Board Members WAIS History WAIS Interviews WAIS NEWS waisworld.org launch WAR Forums on Media & Research Who's Who