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  • Outsourcing Jobs, Union-Style

    08/15/2011 5:21:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 15, 2011 | Staff
    Politics: These days, what would a firm that outsourced 400,000 U.S. jobs be called? The answer: labor union. Monday's Canada-Colombia free-trade pact is its masterpiece. Leo Gerard, the proudly Canadian president of the United Steelworkers Union, is one of many who ought to stand up and take a bow. He and his fellow Big Labor union bosses loudly opposed the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement, using their political muscle to keep the already-negotiated deal on ice in Congress and the White House for nearly five years. It's come at a massive cost to American workers' jobs. Gerard's native land put its...
  • Xerox CEO, an Obama appointee, may send jobs to Indian firm

    08/09/2011 8:05:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Computerworld ^ | May 23, 2011 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Xerox, whose CEO, Ursula Burns, is advising President Obama on exports, last week told its product engineering employees that it is in outsourcing talks with India-based IT services firm HCL Technologies... Burns was appointed last year as vice chairwoman of the President's Export Council, a panel of CEOs advising the Obama administration on how to increase exports, which would lead to an increase in domestic jobs... Burns is outspoken on the need to improve the pool of math and science graduates in U.S. schools. In a recent video interview on CNN, she warned that if graduation rates in these areas...
  • Goldman to Embark on Hiring Spree in Singapore

    06/28/2011 1:07:36 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 15 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | June 27, 2011
    Goldman Sachs plans major job cuts in the United States while planning a major hiring spree in Singapore. With profits coming under major pressure in the U.S., Goldman appears to be launching possibly the most aggressive effort among big banks to expand overseas where the business climate is more favorable. A major source of trouble for banks and investment firms is the new regulatory environment. Those regulations, found primarily in the Dodd/Frank financial reform bill sponsored by Senator Chris Dodd and his counterpart in the House, Congressman Barney Frank, have forced banks to hold higher capital reserves and also forced...
  • (Vanity) Reflections on Milk and Elevators, or, The Worth of A Man

    06/05/2011 10:01:36 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 06-06-2011 | grey_whiskers
    I often buy a gallon of milk at the convenience store across the street from my job, and take it up to break room to use on cereal or in my coffee. Since my office is a few floors up, I can either take the elevator (which is interminably slow) or walk up the steps (and have everyone else staring at me when I arrive huffing and puffing). I was pondering this choice on one recent trip, when I was struck by a blinding flash of the obvious that saving work is exactly what the elevator is for. My mind...
  • Outsourcing goes full circle as Indian firms look to the U.S. for cheap labour

    05/23/2011 11:05:18 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/23/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It's a frustration experienced by most people when they've made phone calls to large companies. An unfamiliar voice answers the phone in a call centre hundreds of miles away where cheap labour is commonplace. But in a reversal of fortunes it now appears that large Indian companies are actually now themselves outsourcing - to U.S. shores. Large corporations that have boomed in India amid the country's nimble economy have been drawn to the U.S. where unemployment has soared. Struggling residents desperate for work are paid between $12 and $14 a hour to be stationed in tiny cubicles for long shifts...
  • What is Outsourcing? Have Years of Experience Shown Benefits to the Average American Worker?

    05/01/2011 10:07:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 04/30/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Once upon a time in America, virtually anyone with a high school education and the willingness to work hard could get a good job. Fifty years ago a "good job" would enable someone to own a home, buy a car, take a couple of vacations a year and retire with a decent pension. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. Every single year the number of "good jobs" in the United States actually shrinks even as our population continues to grow. Where in the world did all of those good jobs go? Economists toss around terms such as "outsourcing" and "offshoring"...
  • China to Overtake U.S. as World Economic Power - Now What?

    04/28/2011 6:37:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    BNET ^ | 04/28/11 | Steve Tobak
    China to Overtake U.S. as World Economic Power - Now What? By Steve Tobak | April 28, 2011 Someday, China will overtake America as the world’s largest economy. That appears to be a safe bet. As for when it will happen, what are the implications, and what America’s political and corporate leaders should do about it, that’s a bit more complicated. Or is it? /snip In case anyone’s interested in my input on The Plan, I designate former Intel CEO Andy Grove, one of the most brilliant business and management minds in this great land, as my proxy. Grove thinks...
  • Boeing illegally put second 787 line in S.C., complaint says

    04/20/2011 12:01:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | April 20, 2011 | Aubrey Cohen
    Boeing illegally put its second 787 Dreamliner assembly line in South Carolina in retaliation for strikes in Washington and should be required to build the line in Washington, according to a National Labor Relations Board complaint filed Wednesday. The board's acting general counsel filed the complaint in response to a charge that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union District 751, backed by the national union, filed on March 29, 2010. A board administrative law judge is scheduled to hear the case on June 14. The complaint says Boeing executives "made coercive statements to its employees that it...
  • Italian entrepreneur finds India is a nice place to make cheese

    04/14/2011 5:31:03 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 16 replies
    AP via the Daily Record ^ | Thu, April 14, 2011 | no byline
    It was an average sort of beast — gray, thick shouldered, with fat curling horns — spotted from the window of a moving car. But to Giuseppe Mozzillo, who grew up outside Naples in Italy’s buffalo mozzarella heartland, the animals dotting the Indian countryside looked enticingly familiar. “I said, ‘Wait a minute’,” he recalled. “These are the same buffalo. Their original environment is in India. The milk must be amazing. You must be able to make the best mozzarella in the world in India.” ...When he first arrived he was appalled to discover that the local idea of refrigeration often...
  • Sandy Springs, Georgia - The City that Outsourced Everything

    04/12/2011 1:59:16 PM PDT · by 2banana · 7 replies ^ | April 12, 2011 | Paul Feine and Alex Manning Sandy Springs, Georgia - The City that Outsourced Everything April 12, 2011 While cities across the country are cutting services, raising taxes and contemplating bankruptcy, something extraordinary is happening in a suburban community just north of Atlanta, Georgia. Since incorporating in 2005, Sandy Springs has improved its services, invested tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure and kept taxes flat. And get this: Sandy Springs has no long-term liabilities. This is the story of Sandy Springs, Georgia—the city that outsourced everything. Approximately 8 minutes. Produced by Paul Feine and Alex Manning.
  • Where, oh where, can Obama's leadership be?

    03/05/2011 11:42:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Wichita Falls Times-Record ^ | March 6, 2011 | Larry Petrash, member, community editorial board
    Well, it's 3 a.m., the red phone is ringing, people are knocking on the White House door, and nobody's answering. Middle Eastern and North African countries are erupting into violence and there are threats of civil war in Libya. China's huge demand for oil sent its naval ships to the Libyan coast early on. The world is calling for America's help. Gasoline prices are soaring. ObamaCare needs revamping, at a minimum. And, to top it all off, protests over state budget cuts are on the rise. Where is President Obama? All this going on and we're not seeing much leadership...
  • Costa Mesa Will Fire 43% Of Workers, Outsource Services

    03/05/2011 7:09:48 AM PST · by freespirited · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/04/11 | Mike Shedlock
      The City of Costa Mesa, with a population over 100,000, is about to become 43% closer to the idealized goal of no city workers. In a massive step in the right direction, Costa Mesa to lay off nearly half of city workforce, outsource services. The city of Costa Mesa plans to lay off more than 200 employees and outsource 18 city services by the fall.The layoffs would cut the city's municipal workforce by 43%. The City Council approved the layoffs in a 4-1 vote late Tuesday night, despite nearly unanimous opposition from the audience.City officials said pink slips will...
  • U.S. Manufacturing…Pain & Promise

    02/22/2011 9:08:52 PM PST · by Entrepreneur · 8 replies
    Tea Leaf ^ | 15 February 2011, 12:35 pm | Jeff Thredgold
    The common wisdom emerging from the national media frequently notes that the American economy has lost its ability to “make things”…that we lost most of our manufacturing capability to China and to Mexico. The common wisdom notes that we have simply become a nation of hamburger flippers, as well as a nation where we merely trade information with each other. The common wisdom largely adds the U.S. to other formerly powerful nations on the scrap heap of history, a nation whose best days are behind us. The facts are a bit different. Job Losses There is no question that employment...
  • When in America, do as Germans do

    02/09/2011 8:00:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Shawnee News-Star ^ | February 9, 2011 | Michelle Teheux
    What’s the No. 1 thing that threatens the future of the U.S.? You might guess radical Islamists, Sarah Palin or President Barack Obama, depending on your personal politics. Or you might say it’s our lack of rigorous education that is, despite federal meddling, leaving many children behind. Or the festering national debt. You might guess a lot of things, but I think it comes down pretty much to one thing: The things that are good for America are not necessarily the same things that are good for big business, and big corporations are more concerned about making profits than in...
  • Guest Post: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Jobs (In The U.S.)

    02/09/2011 10:22:59 AM PST · by FromLori · 25 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2/9/2011 | Charles Hugh Smith
    We Don't Need No Stinkin' Jobs (In The U.S.) Global Corporate America has decoupled from the American middle class; its interests are now international rather than domestic. Global Corporate America has been decoupling from its country of origin for a long time, and the last weak bonds appear to be snapping. Longtime correspondent Cheryl A. recently submitted this snippet from a recent The Atlantic article The Rise of the New Global Elite and this summary: "This is disturbing on so many levels." The U.S.-based CEO of one of the world’s largest hedge funds told me that his firm’s investment committee...
  • Made in the U.S.A.

    02/07/2011 4:08:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 140 replies ^ | February 7, 2011 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN ECONOMICS AS IN APPAREL, most fashions come and go. But like the navy blazer or the little black dress, bewailing the decline of American manufacturing never seems to go out of style. They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracksForeman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back. So sang Bruce Springsteen in "My Hometown," a hit song from his 1984 album, "Born in the U.S.A.". More than a quarter-century later, that sentiment (if not the song) is as popular as ever."You know, we don't manufacture anything anymore in this country," says Donald Trump...
  • Our System of Employer Provided Health Care Must End - Vanity Post

    02/04/2011 7:17:39 PM PST · by apoliticalone · 54 replies
    author original | 2-4-11 | apolitcalone
    We will never ever develop a country of unleashed entrepreneurs until Americans are unleashed from employer sponsored health care. Not only that but our US industry will never again be competitive with international business until the direct costs of per employee health care are removed from the costs of doing business. How that happens is debatable, but the outcome either pro/con is not debatable. Some may not agree. Employees are tethered to employers and employers are tethered to employees. Health care encourages the best employees and those with an entrepreneurial bent to stay shackled to employers and it encourages US...
  • Indian Outsourcing Firms Use H-1B To Displace U.S. High-Tech Workforce

    01/24/2011 3:22:38 PM PST · by Fred · 36 replies
    Manufacturing News ^ | 011911 | Richard McCormack
    The U.S. visa programs that allow companies to hire skilled foreign workers is "out of control" and is costing Americans hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to an analysis from the Economic Policy Institute. The H-1B and L-1 visa programs currently account for 1 million guest workers in the United States. Many of these foreign workers are employed at companies that have embraced offshore outsourcing of high-wage, high-tech workers as their primary business model. The top four companies that use the H-1B visa to staff their U.S. operations are Indian outsourcing firms: Infosys, Wipro, Satyam and Tata Consultancy. By bringing...
  • Outsourcing U.S. Defense - National Security Implications

    12/14/2010 3:03:18 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 11 replies ^ | January 2011 | Scott Hamilton
    Catch-22: A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently illogical rules or conditions. The classic and satirical book and movie, Catch-22, perfectly describes the dilemma confronting the Defense Department today as it faces replacing worn-out equipment, conflicting procurement policies regarding the reliance on foreign suppliers and looming budget cuts. Politicians and labor unions demand that the Defense Department buy American when, in fact, the reliance on foreign suppliers has increased sharply in the last decade and is likely to do so even more in the future. The growing influence...
  • Not made in the USA

    12/12/2010 3:55:10 AM PST · by Scanian · 227 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 12, 2010 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    <p>Among the number of plant closings announced in the United States this week: A printing plant in Greenburg, Ind., costing 220 jobs; a tomato processing plant in Westover, Md., with 103 people fired; an office-supply facility in Mattoon, Ill., with 129 jobs lost.</p>