No Offshore Jobs believes that employers and employees have the same interests: high-quality products and services, well-earned profitability, and a strong economy. Efficiency benefits both groups, just as employment benefits both groups. What harms both groups is the export of jobs out of the domestic market.
Our mission is to reverse the trend of offshoring by introducing the wise employer to the efficient job seeker — and thereby taking one more step toward recovery.
Vanishing Savings and Hidden Costs
Employers are looking to save money. That’s normal, especially in lean times. A small business may need an accounting department, but can’t afford a team on $55,000 salaries. At face value, using foreign workers at $38,500 each — with the much-promised 30% savings — presents an attractive alternative.
Offshoring imagines recouping those savings through cheap labor, but costs quickly balloon for a number of reasons. Managers have cited unexpected overruns for onsite supervision, extra data security, construction of infrastructure, quality control, and high turnover. Research shows that after these outlays, contract savings evaporate into the single digits. The true cost per employee for our new accounting department is now around $51,000. Click here to explore the numbers behind offshoring.
That’s still a savings, yes — but it ignores the immense systemic damage of offshoring. The missing factor from the math above is the opportunity cost of the jobless American workers left behind. This isn’t idealism; it’s hard facts. Unemployed consumers here in the U.S. aren’t able to drive demand for products and services, and as we’ve seen since 2008, that makes us all suffer. The central question for the business owner is one of perspective: do you value minimal, short-term savings — or sustainable, long-term success?
Take a Stand with No Offshore Jobs
This isn’t just a fight for customer service and IT professionals; we’re all in this economy together. Read what we’ve learned about offshoring, and if you’re ready to reverse the trend that hurts both businesses and workers, join us!
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