Outsourcing Jobs to Trinidad and the Ukraine?

The outflow of American white-collar jobs to India has been occuring for many years. But India's success is now apparently getting a lot of attention from other countries. This week in New York at the OutsourceWorld Conference, there are organizations from Trinidad, Tobago, the Ukraine, Egypt, Russia and other nations offering wages as much as 60% under U.S. computer engineers.

Today's New York Post, covering the event, says that "nations from Bulgaria to Grenada are touting themselves as the new Silicon Valleys." One thing's for sure: The movement of professional jobs overseas isn't going to stop. Forrester Research estimates that more than 472,000 computer jobs will move overseas by 2015.

In this economic environment, one job you might not want to have is selling people on outsourcing still more jobs. As an outsourcing exec from India told the Post: "You have to know who you are speaking to and spin accordingly. You don't go to worker bees and talk about outsourcing because they fear for their jobs. If you don't have the right spin, you're killing yourself."

Added the exec from India: "If you think you can hold the hands of a clock and stop time, you're welcome to try."

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  • Henry Lewis

    Outsourcing has been the game of many large companies. First, it allows lot of savings on passed expenses. Second, whatever problem arises, the company providing the product or the service would be responsible for it. It a sense, it is like riding those Cheap Cruises.

  • cynthia kurtz

    Outsourcing these two elements to professionals enables the Internet marketer to retain control of crucial elements of the business such as creating new niches and promoting existing niches. These two components are the most critical and by retaining absolute control of these elements and overseeing other elements it is not likely the quality of the niche markets will be compromised by outsourcing.

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  • zac ben zaken

    I have done extensive business in india and in south eastern europe. the quality of workers for the buck in india is much better than in bulgaria or romania. also, the indians see this as a stratigic direction for the country - they are investing in schools to teach indians to talk like americans. they teach them american accents, have them watch friends and sienfeld, and get them familiar with american slang and culture. nobody in eastern europe is trying that yet.

  • sathiskumar Jothi

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  • John A. Byrne

    And the pace quickens! EDS plans to hire 13,800 workers by the end of 2004 in low-wage nations such as India, Malaysia, Hungary and Mexico. That level of hiring would represent 10% of the company's current workforce of 137,000. Yet, EDS also plans to layoff at least 2,750 higher-paid workers, mostly in the U.S. and Europe.

    That's all according to the latest Forbes.

  • Rafat

    Reuters today announced 70 jobs going to Bangalore: more would have gone, if they figured out how to go up the value chain. Read this story: http://media.guardian.co.uk/ci...
    It is happening more and more in the B2B content/information market, at a much more ferocious pace...most investment banks are now outsourcing their research needs to vendors in India.
    As the exec said: try holding the hands of the clock...

  • Michael Beckerman

    This outsourcing thing is seriously going to backfire on these companies over time. Customers are aleady dissatisfied with the way most companies treat their customers. Now you are going to hand off much of the company's operations to people who don't speak the language well and don't understand the customer's needs because they are 8,000 miles away? This may save money for a company in the short run but once customers start to feel even more disconnected, they will soon be voting with their wallets.

  • John A. Byrne

    I think technical skills are only beginning to evolve in many of these other countries. But there are a good number of people now employed in call centers in the Phillippines and in data-entry jobs in Romania. Some 17 countries were represented at this New York conference on outsourcing.