90 percent of American’s have encountered outsourcing in one way or the other. The outsourcing of America’s information technology jobs to other foreign nations such as India is really good for the United States’ economy and will create new employment opportunities. Now, this is the part where you say “oh, I bet it will!”
Outsourcing or offshoring will help add about 124 billion dollars to the United States and will also create 317,367 new employment – this information is according to a study that that was conducted by a research company and was sponsored by a leading and trusted Information technology trade group IT Association of America.
Outsourcing is really far from being an economic disaster that will wash away domestic information technology as some people believe – global outsourcing helps firms become much more productive and competitive. The money produced via global sourcing is invested in the following:
• Market expansion
• New goods/products and services
• And most importantly, the money is used to increase real wages for United States employees.
Although offshore information technology services and software outsourcing has sort of displaced and might continue to displace some workers in information technology services and software occupations, the increased activity will create a wide variety of new jobs in both IT and non-information technology.
As the advantages compounds over a period of time, the United States’ economy operates a lot of more efficiently, creates more than two times the number of jobs than are actually displaced, attains a much higher level of output and also increases the average real wage. Many reports have shown that the benefits of outsourcing (especially information technology) sure contributes significantly to the real United States’ gross domestic products – in 2003, it added 33.6 billion dollars.
There are so many people who have been belly aching especially when they hear the word “outsourcing”, but the truth is that it is not ruining our economy, it is actually helping it for crying out loud! Outsourcing is really a vital link to effectiveness and labor market flexibility. It is important to have some freedom to outsource because whether we choose to believe it or not, the target of outsourcing changes over a period of time.
Outsourcing can really save on cost, increase efficiency, improve company flexibility, help improve company focus – for smaller companies, it would help to level the playing field with large corporations and also reduce business risks.
Daven Michaels is an award-winning outsourcer and author of the book, ‘Outsource This!’ Daven has been honored more than any other individual or outsourcing organization. You can get more information on outsourcing by visiting www.123Employee.com