Outsourcing and the falling dollar?

Subject: Outsourcing and the falling dollar?
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 10:17:28 -0500 (CDT)

A long-term contract finally ended when the company outsourced most of its tech writing to a company in Canada. Canadian labor was more expensive than Indian labor, but still cheap enough to be attractive. The fact that the company was in the same time zone was also helpful.

Now, two years later, I've just come across an ad for a job in my old group, at the same hourly contract rate that people were getting before the outsourcing started.

I am very curious whether anyone else has seen any indication that the falling dollar is making the hassles of outsourcing less attractive. (I should add that my former client is not rebuilding the entire in-house doc group. I don't know what the story is about that one contract. I may be over-interpreting.)


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