Sunday, October 12, 2003


Report: Global outsourcing helps U.S. | CNET News.com  

Report: Global outsourcing helps U.S. | CNET News.com: "Report: Global outsourcing helps U.S.
Last modified: October 10, 2003, 11:39 AM PDT
By Dinesh C. Sharma
Special to CNET News.com

Labor shortages and immigration curbs are making offshore outsourcing even more important to maintaining growth in the U.S. economy, according to a report market research firm Evalueserve released this week.
The firm said outsourcing to offshore locations could increase the competitiveness of American companies due to lower costs, increased flexibility and access to trained workers. And if local economies grow, it could mean new markets for the goods and services of U.S. businesses. For every $100 worth of work shipped offshore, $130 to $145 will be reinvested in the U.S. economy, according to Evalueserve.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies, an Indian information technology industry body, commissioned the report to try to allay fears over the adverse impact of outsourcing on the U.S. economy."

Exsqueeze me? Labor shortage??? When did THAT happen?

Now, of course we can all ignore a report that was commissioned by the people who want to take YOUR JOB away, but it does make me wonder exactly who keeps initiating these spurious 'studies'. Funding should be easy to find, from the Indian government (who is trying to find a way to deal with rampant epidemic poverty and unbridled population growth) to companies whose business it is (as in Gordon Brooks of E5, Inc.) to make money from the off-shoring of America.

One thing that seriously bothers me is the way that CNET.Com keeps presenting these self-serving and weak attempts at convincing us that less is more as NEWS items.

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