Outsourcing America

Outsourcing America

What's Behind Our National Crisis and How We Can Reclaim American Jobs

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Hira (Rochester Institute of Technology) and Hira (Simon Fraser University) describe the factors that have led U.S. companies to send white collar jobs overseas, and propose business, education, and policy solutions that are simultaneously beneficial to workers and financially attractive to companies. The authors believe the public debate on the issue has been misleading, and analyze the long-term impacts of outsourcing on economic efficiency, U.S. labor demands, our technological capacity, American workers, and communities. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : American Management Association, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780814428818
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 236 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Hira, Anil


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Jan 18, 2013

[Along with this book, read Sold Out by Michelle Malkin and John Miono.]
Ron Hira tells it like it is, unlike some purposeful writers of misdirection and disinformation (like Barry Lynn in his book -- "Cornered" -- where he claims, falsely, that GE CEO, Jack Welch, waited untl "the late 1990s" before offshoring jobs --- when Welch was the leader of the pack in offshoring R&D, scientist, engineering, programmer, etc., type jobs dating back to at least the mid 1980s, probably early 1980s). In a BLS report published late in 2009, they detailed how effectively there was zero job creation in the private sector between July 1999 to July 2009 (although they certainly created many jobs offshore, as they also offshored many jobs as well. The public sector did create an estimated 1.3 million jobs, but those have been quickly shed the last several years). The year 1999 was an important one, as that is the year America became A NET IMPORTER of tech services --- hence the misnomer of a "service sector" nation is highly incorrect...

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