Essay by cr112701College, UndergraduateA-, May 2008

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Trouble in America, it sounds like a headline, but the truth is that it is more a reality than a headline. America is in trouble, as if it is not bad enough to watch the news and hear about the wars, diseases and poverty in the world , we are also reminded about the fact that America is losing their jobs to outsourcing every year. Outsourcing has taken the last decade by storm, it does not seems to be slowing down anytime soon, in fact, more than 1 million jobs will move to the Indian Ocean rim in the next five years.

The definition of outsourcing is: "The concept of taking internal company functions and paying an outside firm to handle them. Outsourcing is done to save money, improve quality, or free company resources for other activities" (www.answerstat.com/articles/glossary.html). In other words outsourcing is another way of saying that jobs will be sent or given to somebody else to do, To further explain one must analyze why and how this idea became the backbone to many large corporations today.

Poverty in third world countries is the backbone of outsourcing. Because of this critical factor it has become very easy for large corporations in America to present what would be seen by these countries as an exceptional boost to their economy. In order for them to provide American companies with a service or in this case do a job, they would have to be up to speed with the technology that will eventually start to improve their way of life by introducing a highly competitive job market for the first time in decades.

Third world countries earn very low wages for many hours of work but in reality they earn a lot more than we understand, before outsourcing many of these workers...