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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>
  • Boeing engineers: Use delay to reconsider outsourcing on 787

    12/05/2010 8:19:03 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 12/3/2010 | Seattle PI
    Union Boeing engineers want the plane maker to use the latest delay in its 787 Dreamliner program to reevaluate what the union called a failed outsourcing strategy. Specifically, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace board Thursday voted unanimously to urge Boeing to use the delay to evaluate parts coming from suppliers and, where appropriate, bring back work that is better performed by Boeing employees. "The outsourcing model has not worked," SPEEA President Tom McCarty said in a news release. "Recently, we've seen a few indications the company wants to reemphasize engineering. SPEEA members have the ability and experience...
  • Outsourcing an ally of efficiency (Opponents use cheap rhetoric that ignores reality, experience)

    11/11/2010 5:35:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/11/2010 | Stanton Sloane
    With President Obama's state visit earlier this week to India, the role of the government contractor has become an easy target for outsourcing critics backing crowd-pleasing government cost-reduction initiatives. The critical work accomplished by this segment of American industry is being portrayed by some as unnecessary or worse. The fact of the matter is that government contractors are indispensable and always have been. They are the marketplace of ideas and innovation that, in partnership with government, has powered our nation ahead of all others. Outsourcing means enlisting experts from the private sector to perform work for the public sector -...
  • Joe Scarborough: Opponents of Obama's India Trip Are 'Idiots; '

    11/08/2010 1:56:17 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-8-10
    Anyone critical of President Obama being in India right now is an "idiot," MSNBC's Joe Scarborough bluntly served on his morning show, which prides itself on being a safe haven for different views. India is "exactly where [President Obama] should be" right now, he opined. With Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass on as a guest Monday morning, Scarborough clamored that President Obama "needs" to be in India right now for the sake of U.S. foreign policy. "I would send my President to India, like once a month, if I could, for long weekends," he emphasized. Scarborough hit left-wing...
  • Obama calls India a creator not a poacher of US jobs.

    11/06/2010 7:11:41 PM PDT · by NY Attitude · 83 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press as reported on Yahoo ^ | 11/06/2010 | Ravi Nessman, Erica Werner and Erica Kineta of AP
    Obama smoozes India.
  • No 'Indian plot' to steal American jobs: McCain

    11/06/2010 7:25:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 2010-11-05
    WASHINGTON: Top Republican leader John McCain has came out strongly against efforts to "demonise" India as a destination of shipping US jobs, saying there was no "Indian plot to steal American jobs". "We cannot allow our anxieties about globalisation to cause us to demonise India for crass political gain," McCain said at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington-based think tank. "Outsourcing is an inescapable feature of today's global economy, not an Indian plot to steal American jobs, and we should not condone any unfair punishments of Indian workers," McCain said hours ahead of President Barack Obama's India tour.
  • Addressing the "Outsourcing" Myths (Democrats launch an all-out attack on outsourcing to win votes)

    11/02/2010 7:19:53 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 11 replies
    Trade: In the 2004 election, with the economy in full recovery mode, Democrats launched an all-out attack on outsourcing to win votes. It didn't work. This year, in a much weaker economy, they're trying again. When Democrats made outsourcing a big issue in 2004, the economy was growing at a 3.6% annual rate, thanks to the Bush tax cuts the year before, and unemployment had fallen to 5.5% - on its way to below 4% two years later. The arguments about outsourcing costing Americans their jobs just didn't resonate. The GOP not only added seats in the House and Senate,...
  • 11 "American" Industries That Are Dominated By Immigrants And Offshoring

    10/15/2010 9:59:35 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/15/2010 | Gus Lubin
    American industry is at the end of a four-decade tail spin. We've reached the point where people talk about a recovery that doesn't bring back factory jobs, or at least gives up some industries for lost. In this light, it's surprising to read a rosy outlook from the NBER about the impact of immigrant labor and offshoring. Both practices have a cost-saving effect, the study finds, that "may leave unaffected, or even increase, total native employment of less skilled workers." Maybe these 11 industries are on the verge of a renaissance, but we think not.
  • U.S. jobs continue to flow overseas (Lure of cheaper labor more irresistible than ever)

    10/06/2010 10:42:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/06/2010 | Don Lee
    Though some American firms are bringing overseas work back home, evidence is growing that companies are moving more jobs than ever to China and other countries — a trend that could exacerbate efforts to bring down the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate. One sign of increased offshoring is the rising number of applications for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance, which usually goes to factory workers who lost their jobs because their work was sent overseas or was undercut by cheaper imports. For the six months that ended Sept. 30, workers at about 1,200 offices and plants nationwide were approved for federal...
  • AFL-CIO to Roll Out Database on Outsourcing

    10/05/2010 6:20:46 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-05-10 | Melanie Trottman
    <p>Cost of the AFL-CIO’s get-out-the-vote efforts for Democrats this November: more than $44 million dollars.</p> <p>AFL-CIO’s creation of an online database to expose U.S. companies that shifted jobs overseas: priceless.</p> <p>At least that’s the AFL-CIO’s hope as it unveils its latest ammunition for the midterm elections: a database of more than 400,000 U.S. companies and subsidiaries it says have shipped jobs overseas, violated workers’ rights, or both.</p>
  • Democrat Jane Harman Profits From Firm Outsourcing California Jobs Overseas

    10/05/2010 11:30:58 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Oct. 3 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    California Democrat Rep. Jane Harman's family business is laying off American workers - including engineering employees in California - and shifting jobs overseas. A letter from the human resources director of one Harman company, obtained exclusively by The American Spectator, describes a "permanent" layoff of dozens of California workers that went into effect last week. "I am writing to inform you that Harman Consumer, Inc. has decided to consolidate their global engineering operations located at 8500 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, California 91329, to Shenzhen, China," Sandra Buchanan wrote in the letter dated July 20. "The separation is expected to be on...
  • Golden State 'Outsourced' By Boxer

    10/01/2010 5:34:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 1, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks she's struck election gold in California by charging her rival, ex-CEO Carly Fiorina, with outsourcing. The real story is how Boxer has chased millions of jobs out of state with her politics. Last Wednesday's radio debate between California's two senatorial candidates repeatedly circled the issue of jobs in a state with 12.4% unemployment, second highest in the nation. Incumbent Boxer's trump card was that her opponent, while chief of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2006, outsourced jobs. "She laid off 30,000 workers, shipped jobs overseas and says she's proud of her record — well, that's her...
  • Pompeo TV: Kansans Won't Be Fooled

    10/01/2010 8:39:55 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/27/2010 | Mike Pompeo
    In a move worthy of his favorite candidate, Barack Obama himself, Raj Goyle's new TV ad actually cuts off Mike Pompeo mid-sentence in an attempt to mislead voters. It won't work. Kansans won't be fooled.
  • Carly Fiorina: Robber Baron, Traitor — and Outsourcer! (Questioning Barbara Boxer's charge)

    09/29/2010 7:15:05 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 20 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/29/2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    One of Sen. Barbara Boxer’s sharpest charges against challenger Carly Fiorina is that, as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, she allowed thousands of jobs to be outsourced overseas — depriving U.S. workers of income while piling up profits for executive grandees like herself. Outsourcing of both manufacturing and service jobs has become a wedge issue. It stings especially when times are tough. By Election Day, outsourcing will be portrayed as equivalent to child-molesting in its depravity. But the charge of greed and lack of economic patriotism is disingenuous for a variety of reasons. Remember that outsourcing can be insidious — it knows...
  • US sings conciliatory tone on outsourcing row (Obama duplicity on outsourcing, again)

    09/29/2010 12:35:17 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Times of India ^ | September 29, 2010 | uncredited byline
    NEW DELHI: A day after Senate Republicans blocked passage of an anti-outsourcing bill, Democrat-led US made a conciliatory tone, stating the issue, which was an "irritant" in with India, can be "managed". (snip) Sanchez would conclude his three-day India visit today. He said protectionism is not good for any country which, "President Obama knows better than anyone in our country". Sanchez said the US market is "most open market in the world". "But the key is not to focus on any specific conflict or irritant but how we manage those and how we take advantage of that opportunity," Sanchez said.
  • Republicans Oppose Dems on Outsourced Jobs Bill

    09/24/2010 10:11:18 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 9 replies ^ | 9/24/2010 | Trish Turner
    Senate Democrats are poised to take up a bill Monday that they describe as "a carrot and stick approach" to stopping American companies from shipping jobs overseas. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced he will force all members to show up for a rare live quorum Monday night to debate the Democrats' outsourcing bill, this ahead of a key vote Tuesday to determine the bill's fate. But it is unlikely to garner bipartisan support with Republicans decrying the move as a last minute ploy to score political points and rev up a liberal base that appears to be experiencing an...
  • India will raise Ohio outsourcing ban with US: minister

    09/09/2010 11:47:35 AM PDT · by facedodge · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/10/10
    NEW DELHI — India said Thursday it will formally raise its concern with the United States over a ban imposed by the US state of Ohio on offshore outsourcing at a high-level meeting in Washington. Ohio state has banned outsourcing of government information technology and back-office projects to locations such as India. "It will be on the agenda. I will raise the issue at the TPF (Trade Policy Forum) meeting there, definitely," Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma told reporters in New Delhi. Sharma and US Trade Representative Ron Kirk will co-chair the September 21 meeting of the Trade Policy...
  • Goyle says Pompeo sent jobs to Mexico; GOP candidate says not true

    08/30/2010 2:25:49 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 2 replies
    Topeka Capital Journal ^ | 29 August 2010 | Tim Carpenter
    "Republican congressional nominee Mike Pompeo is again buffeted by a rival's denigration of his decision to open an aerospace manufacturing facility in Mexico instead of insisting on locating those new production jobs in Wichita."
  • Online hiring halls rely on global labor pool

    08/22/2010 10:25:21 PM PDT · by thecodont · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Sunday, August 22, 2010 | Tom Abate, Chronicle Staff Writer
    After Erik Budde mortgaged his San Carlos home 2 1/2 years ago and launched his latest startup,, he kept a laser-like focus on efficiency. [...] So Budde kept direct employment to a minimum and used lower cost, Web-based workers whenever possible. Read more:
  • Congress Votes to Outsource Presidency!

    08/21/2010 4:43:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 21, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    In a rare late Friday-night session, Congress announced that the office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to India as of September 1, 2010. The move is being made in order to save the President's $500,000 yearly salary, and of course billions in deficit expenditures and related overhead that his office has incurred during the previous months. It is anticipated that $7 trillion can be saved by the end of the President's term. "We believe this is a wise financial move. The cost savings are huge," stated Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-WA). "We cannot remain competitive...
  • IBM is India's second-largest private sector employer

    08/17/2010 5:40:58 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 18 August, 2010 | The Times of India
    BANGALORE: Tata Consultancy Services is the largest private sector employer in the country. It had 163,700 employees as on June 30. But guess who's number 2? The honour goes to -- surprise, surprise -- IBM. That's right. Not to any Tata or Ambani company, or to Infosys or Wipro. The fact that IBM has over 100,000 people on its rolls in this country is one of India Inc's best-kept secrets. No one in US-headquartered IBM will admit that it employs such a large number of people in India -- for fear of a backlash at home. There's been rising anger...
  • Ohio's Dem. Gov. Gave Stimulus $$ to Co. That Exported Jobs to El Salvador

    08/09/2010 9:49:49 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/09/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    What was it that Democrat President Barack Obama told us about the stimulus? Oh, yeah that it would "save or create" American jobs. Seems like a good idea, right? So what happened in Ohio when Democrat Governor Ted Strickland got his mitts on some of Obama's stimulus cash? Why he gave it to a company to fund a call center that is operating out of El Salvador, Central America, of course. Jobs for Americans? Heck no, jobs for El Salvadorans! And why? Because it was a good deal, you see? Earlier this year Governor Strickland's Department of Development awarded a...
  • U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers

    08/03/2010 10:28:27 PM PDT · by exhaustguy · 29 replies · 280+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | August 3, 2010 01:59 PM | Paul McDougall
    Despite President Obama's pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia.
  • Globish, Globish everywhere: How English became the world's language

    08/02/2010 1:52:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 5+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | August 1, 2010 | Barbara Julian, Postmedia News
    GLOBISH: How the English Language Became the World’s LanguageBy Robert McCrum Doubleday Canada, 331 pages ($32.95) The word “Globish,” as Robert McCrum uses it in Globish: How the English Language Became the World’s Language, refers to English as spoken internationally by people whose first language is something else. The term was invented by Jean-Paul Nerriere, who sees English as “the worldwide dialect of the third millennium” from his vantage point in international business. (He’s an IBM executive.) English is the language of international trade (a case of “follow the money,” says McCrum) and is spoken (or partly understood) by perhaps...
  • A City Outsources Everything. Sky Doesn’t Fall

    07/28/2010 6:52:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 2+ views
    NYT ^ | 07/19/10 | DAVID STREITFELD
    July 19, 2010 A City Outsources Everything. Sky Doesn’t Fall. By DAVID STREITFELD MAYWOOD, Calif. — Not once, not twice, but three times in the last two weeks, Andrew Quezada says, he was stopped and questioned by the authorities here. Mr. Quezada, a high school student who does volunteer work for the city, pronounced himself delighted. “I’m walking along at night carrying an overstuffed bag,” he said, describing two of the incidents. “I look suspicious. This shows the sheriff’s department is doing its job.” Chalk up another Maywood resident who approves of this city’s unusual experience in municipal governing. City...
  • The Middle Class in America Is Radically Shrinking. Here Are the Stats to Prove it

    07/25/2010 10:26:23 PM PDT · by sfwarrior · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 15, 2010 | Michael Snyder
    The 22 statistics detailed here prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence in America. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer at a staggering rate. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now that is changing at a blinding pace. So why are we witnessing such fundamental changes? Well, the globalism and "free trade" that our politicians and business leaders insisted would be so good for us have had some...
  • MSNBC Host Gets 'Raw': Says America Didn’t End Slavery, Just Outsourced It to China

    07/12/2010 2:34:20 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Leave it to Dylan Ratigan, one of the star personalities at MSNBC who seems to be constantly looking for a reason to be angry. On his July 12 show, Ratigan posed his view on how trade between China and the United States operates. According to Ratigan, importing products where labor costs are significantly lower is akin to slavery. He specifically named Foxconn, a company that manufactures iPhones and iPads for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). (h/t @KenShepherd) "Do you want to get raw?" Ratigan said. "Let's say that the American people happily, logically apathetic are perfectly happy basically with a slave culture of...
  • Healthy Profits: The healthcare bill has Indian outsourcers salivating (ObamaCare)

    06/26/2010 8:21:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Medical Tourism Magazine ^ | June 22, 2010 | Shilpi Shukla
    The $940 billion U.S. healthcare bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed by Congress in March extends health insurance coverage to 32 million Americans over the next decade. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U.S. spent $2.5 trillion, or $8,160 per resident, on healthcare in 2009. The healthcare bill expands the market by $261 billion. The new law is a potential goldmine for Indian outsourcers and medical service providers. Great Indian Expectations The emphasis in the bill on cost-cutting by American insurance and medical care providers is a plum business opportunity for Indian companies....
  • China Becomes The High-Cost Provider Of Goods(burst of wage hikes begins)

    06/07/2010 3:18:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 85+ views
    China Becomes The High-Cost Provider Of Goods Posted: June 7, 2010 at 5:45 am China has a problem. Before the recession it was clearly the low-cost provider of goods among the largest nations of the world. Its inexhaustible workforce were another advantage. Its manufacturing facilities are massive. It has only been in the last year or so that China’s cost of labor has spiked up. Like Japan, the country is the victim of its own success. China has created a huge middle class, and that middle class expects a standard of living that relies on healthy wages, and in a...
  • The Economics of Outsourcing (vanity)

    05/20/2010 8:24:56 AM PDT · by altair · 39 replies · 899+ views
    self ^ | n/a | self
    I am an expat (once again) this time in India. Last year my job was outsourced to India and I decided to follow it. Too few people seem to understand why jobs are being outsourced. It's all about economics. I work for a major multinational firm that everyone who accesses the internet does business with (whether they want to or not). We originally started in San Jose, CA, but now have offices throughout the world. There is currently a slow, but inexorable drive within the company to get out of California and relocate elsewhere. The two "satellite" centers are located...
  • Move by Stanley Furniture will cut 530 jobs in Va.

    05/14/2010 12:19:11 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 57 replies · 1,037+ views
    News Record ^ | 13th May 2010 | Winston-Salem Journal
    (MCT) — Stanley Furniture Co. Inc. conceded yesterday that its days of being a predominantly domestic manufacturer are over. The company said it is shifting the bulk of its production of adult furniture to offshore vendors by the end of the year, cutting 530 jobs in Virginia — or about 41 percent of its work force of 1,300. Most of the jobs will be eliminated in the fourth quarter. The biggest part of the blow will be felt in its hometown of Stanleytown, Va., where the operations there represent one of the largest remaining domestic plants in terms of work...