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Reader Opinions on the Offshoring Backlash

Only 5 percent of those who are offshoring today say public disapproval will cause them to cut back.

I believe that we should employ our own citizens before we contribute any more monies to foreign countries. There are other ways to save on expenses.

I do not believe that sending intellectual jobs offshore is positive for the U.S. If sending jobs offshore was a positive cumulative occurrence the U.K. would have continued to be the world’s economic power.

I understand that companies need to outsource offshore to be competitive and profitable but I also believe we are exploiting the workforce of other countries and ultimately hurting our workforce and economy.

It’s basic supply and demand. When a cheaper commodity supply exists, the market will move in that direction.

I strongly believe in a company’s right to make a profit and make decisions that improve profits. I also strongly believe in a consumer’s rights to demand certain things of the company it spends its money with. With the current world and U.S. problems, I believe there should be and will be significant pressure on us companies to bring these jobs back to the U.S.

We need more data in terms of benefits and costs of outsourcing, in terms of both quality and employment.

The public sector should NEVER outsource offshore because they are supported by onshore taxpayers. The private sector should be able to outsource.

It is understandable. Should not become an accepted practice. We would never consider for our company. We can increase profits other ways.

While offshore outsourcing will result in a loss of U.S. jobs over the “next few years” I believe that over a longer period it will have no effect.

I don’t think offshoring high-tech jobs will erode our competitive advantage. Overreaction by the media during an election year.

Companies are concerned about the bottom line. Henry Ford was concerned with his workers affording the product they made.

In order to improve their bottom line. No different then people going to Canada for prescription drugs.

I believe that most people do not understand macro-economics, but only what impact them on a micro level. It is difficult to present global facts that are meaningful to every worker and how it impacts themselves.

The backlash is caused by either people being uninformed (or misinformed), or by the Democrats and their constituencies trying to create a campaign issue.

What I have found is that the level of service is reduced. I have terminated my relationship with a number of accounts for poor service because of offshore support.

People are uneducated about the whole issue. Consequently the politicians are “making hay.”

The backlash is warranted. Global competitive advantage for U.S. companies ultimately comes as much from innovation as from being the low-cost producer of goods and services. Consequently, culture still counts.

This is nothing more than a political strategy to gain an advantage in the presidential election.


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