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In a study by the Center for International Business Education and Research’s Offshoring Research Network, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the Conference Board find that most American companies say a shortage of skilled domestic employees is the top reason for moving some operations overseas. This reason displaced cost-cutting measures as the prime motive for offshoring.
"Over half of the participants in our survey say offshoring has resulted in no change in the number of domestic jobs in most functions," said Arie Lewin, Fuqua professor of strategy and international business. "The finding that the U.S. software sector has the highest ratio of offshore to domestic employees — almost 13 offshored jobs per 100 domestic jobs — may be a reflection of a scarcity of domestic science and engineering graduates in the U.S."
Originally posted by FarArcher
Interesting, but I smell BS.
I recall recently the head honcho of Intel said that the reason they won't build a chip manufacturing facility here in the US is the costs of regulation, and costs of regulation alone.
He said the difference in price of a plant here in the US versus overseas is one billion dollars. All that additional cost is due not to labor - but to additional regulation costs.
All those nice tree huggers, California liberal funk heads, and Democrats always wanting more regulation - and we wonder why there is so much unemployment.
It appears other businesses have figured out the same thing.
Much better to build plants and facilities overseas. After all, a business is in the business of profit.
Not feel-good BS.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by babybunnies
Yep. But now they're complaining that the engineers in India are getting to expensive. Yet my son has friends who DO have their engineering degrees (electrical, chemical, and mechanical, not to mentions tons of computer engineering ones) and they can't find jobs. Well in a few cases, they had offers if they would move to China or India.
And NRE, I get what you're saying, but maybe you didn't have the benefit of watching the scenario unfold as they "dumbed down" our kids, first in the media and then in reality. That was all a set up for what came next. Their excuse. It may now be trued that some people can't afford college, but my son's school is full of Americans working on their engineering degrees. Anyone who wants to can afford to go to school. That's some sort of myth. Then when they're finished they'll probably move back in or keep living with mom or dad or both and try to wrangle a job at Home Depot selling light bulbs. And these are sharp kids. See, it's all a lie.
. The reality is that many people do not want to be in debt. A higher education here in the U.S. doesn't require money.... up front.
Anyone who wants to can afford to go to school. That's some sort of myth.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by NoRegretsEver
I believe I'm angry (if that's even the right word) at both—at them for playing us and at ourselves for allowing it to happen. It sucks when you've been watching it unfold for 30 years and were virtually powerless to do a thing about it because the majority don't see or agree. Wears a person out. It's very frustrating to feel so inept at communicating.
edit on 2/15/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)