Sunday, February 29, 2004
Every country protects domestic industries. While the US debates protecting US jobs from going offshore, China protects their domestic software industry with foreign software import quotasOfficials say a new law will be announced by this summer requiring a minimum percentage of software purchased by the government be produced in China. That's crucial in a country where the government accounts for 25 percent of the $30 billion software market.Whatever your position is, it is important to know where jobs will go next.
No one is saying what that minimum will be - some say it may be as high as 70 percent - but one thing is certain: Linux will be the beneficiary.South Africa is in the top echelon of India's IT competitors, according to Gartner. The group also includes Canada, China, Hungary, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, and others. A second tier includes Belarus, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, and Venezuela. Promising rookies include Ghana, Mauritius, Morocco, Nepal, Senegal, and Vietnam.
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Saturday, February 28, 2004
Haiti did not announce a stance on the U.S.-led coalition against Iraq - Is that why the US Secretary of State said the US was not "enthusiastic" about sending troops or helping?
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Monday, February 23, 2004
Education may not be the answer - Greenspan, Bush say education is the best response to offshore outsourcing. They may be wrong. - February 23, 2004: 11:48 AM EST By Mark Gongloff, CNN/Money Staff Writer
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Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Bush team predicts surge in jobs and supports moving jobs overseasThe movement of American factory jobs and white-collar work to other countries is part of a positive transformation that will enrich the U.S. economy over time, even if it causes short-term pain and dislocation, the Bush administration said Monday.
Short-term? More job categories are beginning to move offshore now: CPAs, paralegals, architects and others. It appears that this movement is accelerating and looks anything like short-term.
That's okay, laid off manufacturing and white collar workers can use the Bush retraining program to get another job at lower wages. I mean, what kind of job can a community college or technical school (the intended receivers of the retraining funds) train a laid off technology worker with a graduate degree for? And that assumes there is such a job once they are "retrained".
Identify growth industries that have the most staying power and then aggressively create jobs and retrain folks for those industries before you retrain people for potentially obsolete and lower paying jobs.
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