“text-align: center;”>A recent study states that nearly 70% of Americans believe outsourcing is hurting their economy… but are they right?
As an American citizen from Minnesota, I’ve heard all of the arguments from people against outsourcing…
“Yes I am all for helping others, but why not employ our own people and then help others!”
“Outsourcing is taking jobs from millions of Americans.”
“It’s taking away jobs from young people.”
“American jobs need to remain in America.”
I even remember one early and bitter-cold Minnesota morning, my dad and I were watching the news while routinely sipping our strong, black coffee. I was headed to university… he was headed to work for the day.
The story on the news was about a quarrel between Steve Jobs and Barrack Obama on the subject of outsourcing. Obama is known for his opposition to outsourcing and Steve Jobs is well-known for his success with outsourcing.
During a Silicon Valley dinner with many big names in technology, Jobs responded to Obama’s question “Why can’t that work come home?” by resolutely saying “Those jobs aren’t coming back”.
America was just recovering from a recession and I remember my dad saying “Steve Jobs has helped create 1 million American jobs, how can anybody, even Obama, say that’s bad?”