This paper argues the morality of U.S. Corporations outsourcing American jobs to foreign workers in other countries as well as the same corporations importing foreign workers to replace large numbers of their existing U.S. employees with lower wages and reduced benefits. The greed of American corporations is discussed and the impact their actions have on the U.S. economy and its citizens. The moral theory of Utilitarianism is examined to discover if the actions of these businesses have positive consequences for all workers, foreign and domestic, as well as equally positive effects on all countries involved. If there are both positive and negative effects, does the good outweigh the bad and if so, is it experienced equally across the board for both countries and their workers. Researched data is readily available on the number and types of jobs lost to outsourcing but very little research was found on the actual financial cost to the U.S. economy. The conclusion argues that more unbiased research needs to be done on the cost of these lost jobs to our economy, as well as the need for government regulations to monitor and limit the employment of foreign workers by U.S employers to a maximum percentage of their entire workforce.
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II. Outsourcing and the Negative Impact on the U.S.
III. Outsourcing is Essential to be Globally Competitive
IV. Arguments by the “For Outsourcing Group” and the “Against Outsourcing Group”
Has the amount of outsourcing done by U.S. companies in America risen to a level of self-destruction for the ordinary people of this country and its economy? That is the subject of much debate between politicians, economists, financ...
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...tent than before. They all have a vested interested in providing the best effort possible. Their goal is to build a long-term strategic partnership with the parent company. This is a perfect message for the parent company to understand that the outsourcing company’s efforts are devoted, concentrated, and reliable. These companies can also serve as a concise record-keeping backup for important data. The information they retain will be limited, but will provide a complementary source of assurance. Accountability, recourse, and insurance all accompany these outsourcing companies. As a company enlists the services of the outsourcing companies, they create expectations of exceptional performances from them. In return, the parent company assumes little to no risk in accountability. Outsourcing companies will assume most of the legal and practical risk with the activities.