Re: Outsourcing and the falling dollar?

Subject: Re: Outsourcing and the falling dollar?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 08:36:48 -0700

I think what you mean is "offshoring." Companies that
hire contractors, whether domestic or foreign, instead
of direct employees are already outsourcing.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
>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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