Outsourcing Is Too Painful To So Many

Domestic corporation is outsourcing to other countries so many jobs that America has lost 1 million jobs since 2001. Major American contractors have been outsourcing hundreds of thousand of jobs to other countries in order to reduce costs. With the recent rise in food contamination, it seems appropriate to raise the question, how are supply chain cost reductions reflected in the cost of legal services?

With millions of jobs going to low-cost contractors in the other countries, the U.S. consumer is becoming more alienated to the very protective services it worked so hard to established in the 20th century. Cheap low wages and providing few or no benefits to employees is making some worry about quality. Our last three executive Administrations, bush-Clinton-Bush, have not helped domestic workers and families devastated by these job losses, they think outsourcing is a “good thing” and “a plus for the US economy.”

Avoidance of US labor has been the core issue of hiring black and Latino contractors for greater than a half century. In 1978, Public Law 95-507 was introduced to help eliminate the avoidance of black-owned business subcontracting to help decrease unemployment among this target group. Thirty years later, the white community is feeling the effects of US business avoidance.

Outsource jobs is no more than simple subcontracting to other firms. True competition will work to reduce pricing with inclusiveness of US workers. Global activity is ideally an important endeavor for living on the earth in peace. Notwithstanding, the US has never made good on its promise to heal a nation stolen from the Native American, and built on unpaid labor. Outsourcing sounds good to those who are immediate concern of job loss, but outsourcing is a real paradox for the domestic tranquility of all citizens.


by Dean L. Jones, C.P.M.