Jobs at risks for offshoring

According to a recent study published by 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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Ira S Wolfe


  1. Ira Wolfe April 30, 2008 at 9:06 am -

    I’d suggest this confirms the world is continuing to flatten.

  2. Mohan Babu K April 30, 2008 at 9:01 am -

    Is this just echoing the ‘Flat World?’