Jobs Flying Faster From U.S.
JOHN SHINAL / SF Chronicle
Given the kind of propaganda that the business elites
have been promoting since the beginning of the job crisis,
one would think that these elites have come to their senses
and are now doing everything in their power to promote "JOB
GROWTH" in the country; and – that given this reality – blue-collar
Christians associated with the so-called TEA PARTY REVOLUTION
should feel comfortable in the alliance that FOX NEWS is promoting
that links them with these very same business elites. [For
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Sadly, American Christians are being taken for a
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U.S. corporations are sending work overseas faster
than previously thought, according to Forrester Research Inc., whose controversial
report 18 months ago helped stoke the national controversy over offshoring
Chart of Projected Number of Jobs Moving Offshore
source: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Forrester
In its latest study, Forrester predicts that by
the end of next year, U.S. firms will offshore more than 800,000 service jobs,
40 percent more than the firm estimated previously. Forrester's overall estimate
remains the same: The firm predicts that about 3.3 million jobs will go overseas
The Cambridge, Mass., researcher said the largest
U.S. employers are expanding the types of work they send overseas. Where telemarketers
and software developers used to bear the brunt of the job loss, bank loan
processors, insurance claims adjusters and even legal assistants now share
Critics of offshoring seized on the original Forrester
report as evidence that shipping jobs overseas would devastate service-sector
employment and the middle-class workers who fill those occupations ...
Despite the criticism, the largest U.S. companies
are accelerating their offshoring plans ...
Even companies that aren't prepared for the transition
are choosing to export jobs anyway, said Forrester analyst Stephanie Moore.
"We're seeing crazy interest in offshore outsourcing for the cost savings,"
said Moore, who spoke at a news conference in Orlando ...
In contrast to conventional wisdom, the majority
of those jobs will not be farmed out to large outsourcing firms in India and
other countries. Rather, they will be located in foreign subsidiaries of Fortune
1000 companies, according to Forrester.
That contention is similar to one reached by two
UC Berkeley economics professors in a book they published last year.
"People don't realize that when (U.S. firms)
go abroad, for the most part they use their own workers" [i.e., cheap
foreign labor they employ directly, pocketing the money saved for themselves],
said Ashok Bardhan, a senior research associate at the Fisher Center for Real
Estate and Urban Economics.
In fact, two-thirds of the U.S. companies that
sent work offshore during the 1990s kept the work with their own [foreign
units] units and affiliates, said Bardhan, who co-authored the book "Globalization
and High-Tech Industry: California and Beyond."
Many in Silicon Valley ... and say Forester's conclusions
amount to nothing more than fear-mongering ...
Even as they embrace the trend, U.S. companies
worried about political fallout from their employment moves are being more
secretive about their offshore plans.
The offshoring moves aren't made in a vacuum,
and the issue has been raised by elected officials who decry the loss of U.S.
jobs. As a result, many of Forrester's clients who are offshoring are doing
so "underground," said Moore.
"We have one client who refused to use the
word offshore, she said.
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