According to a recent study published by CareerBuilder.com and Wharton School of Business, more firms are offshoring high-wage, high-skill jobs that were once thought to be immune to global competition.
Twenty-eight percent of employers reported more high-skill service positions are being sent overseas to third parties or foreign affiliates in need of management, technology and sales and marketing know-how. The majority of employers (69 percent) believe high-skill service positions are at equal or more risk of being offshored than low-skill jobs.
Examples of jobs companies plan to offshore:
• Computer programmers – 32 percent
• Software developers – 32 percent
• Customer service – 25 percent
• Systems analysts – 16 percent
• Sales managers – 8 percent
• Graphic designers – 8 percent
• HR personnel – 7 percent
• General managers – 6 percent
• Marketing personnel – 5 percent
Among industries, technology services, telecommunications, insurance, manufacturing, engineering, banking & finance, oil, travel, utilities and communications all reported higher rates for offshoring.
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I’d suggest this confirms the world is continuing to flatten.
Is this just echoing the ‘Flat World?’