Why The U.S. Needs Offshore Workers: Other Voices - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
IT Leadership // IT Strategy
Commentary
1/4/2006
03:32 PM
Paul McDougall
Paul McDougall
Commentary
50%
50%

Why The U.S. Needs Offshore Workers: Other Voices

This blog often extols the virtues of offshore outsourcing. We think it's good for the economy, corporate profits, domestic employment and even international relations. But we're not the only ones who believe this.

This blog often extols the virtues of offshore outsourcing. We think it's good for the economy, corporate profits, domestic employment and even international relations. But we're not the only ones who believe this.Writing on Yahoo.com on Wednesday, public policy expert Charles Wheelan provides a number of solid reasons why outsourcing to India is good for America and American workers.

And if you're still not convinced that the U.S. will depend on outsourcing, as well as immigrant workers, to keep its economy humming in the near future, then check out this AP report. It notes concerns at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about a severe worker shortage as more and more baby boomers hit retirement age.

The fact is, there is an increasing body of evidence that suggests that the U.S. economy does not just benefit from offshoring--it flat out depends on it. Nice to know we're not a lone voice in the wilderness.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Commentary
What Becomes of CFOs During Digital Transformation?
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  2/4/2020
News
Fighting the Coronavirus with Analytics and GIS
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/3/2020
Slideshows
IT Careers: 10 Job Skills in High Demand This Year
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  2/3/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT 2020: A Look Ahead
Are you ready for the critical changes that will occur in 2020? We've compiled editor insights from the best of our network (Dark Reading, Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, ITPro Today and Network Computing) to deliver to you a look at the trends, technologies, and threats that are emerging in the coming year. Download it today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll