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Outsourcing to foreign shores, or offshoring, is an idea that has long been in practice, yet meets resistance when American business seeks to send jobs overseas. Sending jobs overseas may help a faltering American business keep their doors open and keep more important jobs open for American workers. Outsourcing has been a business practice for hundreds of years. Adopting legislation to curb Offshoring will limit American businesses competitive edge, one that helps small business thrive and grow, and helps big business to plant an American flag in the international business of offshoring.
Offshoring began in the industrial revolution, with the advent of advances in transportation and communication. America had successfully entered and benefited from the practice of outsourcing to foreign countries. During the Y2K situation and the dot com boom days, outsourcing became a necessity when the US ran short of qualified IT people and turned to outsourcing to India to fill the need.
When the dot com situation came to an end, companies no longer required the same number of pe…
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