28 Jan

The Trend Toward Reverse Outsourcing

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After years of helplessly watching jobs head overseas, Americans are seeing an exciting new trend in a variety of industries. Millions of jobs could be migrating back to the factories and service industries in a country that still has an unemployment rate above seven percent in many states.

The trend, called reverse outsourcing or 'in-sourcing,' is due in part to rising salaries in eastern countries. Companies are finding that work that could once be done in India can now be done for the same price by American workers living in states with low costs of living. Interestingly, now some overseas companies are beginning to outsource work to the United States.

All of this is good news for a country with an economy that seems like it will never recover. Many have lost jobs and have been unable to recoup them in recent years. It may also be good news for overseas workers, who are seeing an increased demand from U.S. companies that worker conditions be improved to satisfactory levels.

As India struggles to compete with manufacturing processes in Vietnam and the Philippines, it's no surprise the country is turning to America for help. While America has been challenged to meet the impossibly low prices of products manufactured overseas, the quality of products manufactured in American plants can't be denied. When combined with the protective work conditions and livable wages, it's no surprise "Made in America" is coming back.

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Stephanie Faris

Stephanie is a freelance writer and novelist whose work has appeared on,, the Intuit Small Business Blog, and many others. She is the Simon & Schuster author of 8 children's books, including the Piper Morgan chapter book series, 25 Roses, and 30 Days of No Gossip.

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