Lack Of Outsourcing In America

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Everyday more Americans are loosing their jobs due to outsourcing. I am not just speaking of blue-collar Americans who work hard with their hands, but I am referring as well to our technical support and our white-collar engineers and software designers. Furthermore, the majority of workers who have lost their jobs due to outsourcing to foreign countries have had to accept pay cuts therefore America’s economy will go downward. “Outsourcing is hitting skilled jobs that were once thought “safe” across a far wider swath of white-collar America” (Kathleen Madigan & Michael Mandel, 2003, para. 2). Healthy economy equals more jobs for Americans, and America seems to be loosing jobs more rapidly than these corporations can provide new ones.…show more content…
“free-trade advocates suggest helping there workers find new jobs and adjust to the shifting labor market via expanded training and relocation assistance as well as improved unemployment benefits and health insurance to tide workers over between jobs”(Sharon Otterman, 2004, para. 10). While these ideas may sound grand, some of these workers spent thousands of dollars on educations that was believed to be able to help to provide a good living for themselves and family, and suddenly it is taken away and forced to learned something new. Some workers have jobs for maybe over 30 years, they know their jobs very well and these workers could be in their mid-fifties. The older people get the more difficult it is for them to learn new jobs. Plus they are not yet old enough to retire. So what happens to this middle-aged employee when a young employer does not want to hire a middle aged person? How do they pay their bills and go about their…show more content…
Foremost I have to express my feeling on how they are comparing the international trade of products to people. Basically, we are now trading people as well. Outsourcing does not sound so distinguished when it is put in those terms, it sounds a bit like slavery. Companies feel the need to outsource jobs in order to keep their prices competitive; however, they face more threats as well as additional cost to have work done in other countries. Primarily, in order to have a successful business they need to have plenty of happy customers. In detail, to keep them happy customers need to feel taken care of when they call these companies with problems, which means they want to be able to understand who they are speaking to. By outsourcing jobs we face a big language barrier and when customers cannot be taken care of properly they will go elsewhere with their
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