"The issue of outsourcing work to other countries, especially India, has become the topic of much discussion recently.Has your job or jobs within your company been affected by outsourcing?"
The results: 138 people responded
53.6% answered 'Yes'Here are some comments from respondents.
46.4% answered 'No'
"Thanks to outsourcing I have been pushed out of my job as a government
employee after 25 years...they (government agencies) only care about the
bottom line and what is in their contract anything else will not get done."
"I was a consultant for 5 years at (Company).They outsourced the entire
IT department.I was good enough to train the people from India.When my
contract was ended because they could no longer have consultants, my company
was also be hit with lower work requests.My company laid me off after
3 weeks of not having any more assignments.I do not think people should
be able to stay in this country and replace our jobs."
"I do believe that off-shore production is affecting our industry.
How can it not? In India the sale price is cheaper than the US labor
price. I managed a department of 300 personnel and approximately
88% held college diploma's (equivalent to three years of college).
...what amazes me most is the (lack of) quality that American firms are willing
"Outsourcing has had a PROFOUND effect on my experience and in
the mapping industry directly as a whole. I have been through 4 job
lay-offs since I was laid off in January 2001 at a mapping company ...because
of outsourcing and new management."
This issue may become the hottest topic in the country as we approach November elections.