Pros And Cons Of Outsourcing

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Outsourcing Job outsourcing is when companies in the United States employ foreign workers overseas rather than Americans, and since 2013, 14 million American jobs have been outsourced, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Though this number may only appear as a mere statistic, it represents millions of Americans who have lost their job as a result of outsourcing. However, outsourcing does allow United States companies be more competitive in the global market which makes outsourcing much more appealing to businesses. As outsourcing continues so will U.S. unemployment, but there are huge benefits of outsourcing for American business so finding a compromise is vital. Many support outsourcing as it has been proven to help companies become extremely successful. Outsourcing makes a lot of sense for some businesses; According to James Bucki, outsourcing gives companies many benefits: cost and efficiency savings, operational control and reduced overhead. In other words Bucki advocates outsourcing as it has proven to help companies become more successful. He also adds that outsourcing can help smaller companies. Often…show more content…
According to The ITI Manufacturing Staff, companies that outsource the most are Apple, Nike, Cisco Systems, Wal-Mart, and IBM. These companies are extremely famous and Americans buy from them frequently. Kimberly Amadeo argues that because companies hire foreign workers in emerging markets with lower standards of living, companies are able to lower the prices of the goods they ship back into America. To further explain her point Amadeo uses an example that, “a call center employee costs a company $20 per hour on average in America versus $12 per hour in India”. Amadeo brings up a very good point because companies like Apple and Nike don’t sell the most affordable of products for their consumers, so bringing their companies back to America would cause prices to skyrocket for

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