Overseas outsourcing of IT jobs has quickly become a controversial national issue. Outsourcing involves far more complicated advantages and disadvantages than the debaters on either side are willing to admit (Weidenbaum). Outsourcing can help a company operate in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Outsourcing can enable a business to provide 24/7 coverage, especially for consumers who need around-the-clock support (Weidenbaum). In the next several paragraphs, I will discuss from a microeconomic level the actions that my employer implemented to take advantage of globalizing the work force to reduce costs, the issues my organization is facing with offshore efforts on the other hand, and then the cost associated with this trend towards macroeconomic wi... ... middle of paper ... ...el to the U.S. macroeconomic perspective.
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Offshoring: The Future of Our Economy Outsourcing jobs to foreign countries or offshoring is often viewed as the demise of the American economy. A more accurate view of offshoring is that it is the groundwork for the future of our economy. By enabling businesses to conserve costs, grow and have access to a large untapped pool of talent, offshoring is essentially securing the stability of our economy by securing the vitality of our businesses. In order to remain or become competitive in today's economy, US based companies must outsource jobs to foreign countries. The cost savings that can be derived from hiring employees in underdeveloped countries such as India or China are astounding.