Outsourcing manufacturing is undoubtedly the aspect of outsourcing which comes to mind the most when discussing this topic. At one time, the manufacturing industry was a booming, thriving business and factories like JBC Company, Inc. owned by Joseph Campolong made millions of dollars from their American business. I was fortunate enough to be able to interview my two Uncles about their lucrative business now known as DDJ before the clothing manufacturing industry dried up for my relatives three years ago. Continue reading →
For my third proposal, I came across an article in the international journal of social economics regarding the practice of labor exploitation overseas. In my previous proposals, I have talked about the many reasons why companies choose to outsource labor and the positive and negative aspects that they have on a business and the economy. A point I haven’t really considered yet, is how moral it actually is to hire a worker overseas who has the same qualifications as an American citizen, while paying them half as much. Continue reading →
It was actually pretty easy finding pictures about outsourcing labor. The hard part was limiting which ones I could post about. I really became attracted to the topic of outsourcing labor and whether or not it is considered economically beneficial. I have found a lot of information regarding the pros and cons and feel like I’m pretty ready to tackle the issue. The first picture I chose was from a worker strike in 2007 against Disney World in Orlando Florida. Contractors from Disney World were accused of firing hundreds of employees and replacing them with illegal immigrants. They have also been hiring outside companies to do jobs that were originally given to current workers and getting rid of their jobs left and right. Six unions banded together outside of Disney World’s gates and 29,000 members raised awareness of the outsourcing of labor that Disney has been involved in. I was definitely surprised to see that Disney was a part of the outsourcing labor phenomena and I will most likely be using this example as part of my white paper. The final picture I found, I couldn’t resist posting. Thanks to google images once again, I came across a dozen of hilarious pictures about the topic of outsourcing. This one was my particular favorite. It’s amazing how the addition of the word “humor” to a current search bar search can change the types of images that come up. You have to love cartoon humor.