Archive for the ‘Outsourcing to Americans’ Category

October 18th, 2012

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Obama Overlooks People With Disabilities on Outsourcing Question

Most of the chatter following the second presidential debate centered on each candidate’s message to women voters. Prior to Tuesday evening, Republican nominee Mitt Romney was gaining ground in this demographic, but many in the media felt his response to Katherine Fenton’s question about equal income for women was, at best, poorly worded, and, at [...]

October 10th, 2012

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Outsourcing to Americans Remains a Hot Button Issue

The September jobs report and news related to National Disability Employment Awareness Month distracted attention away from one additional item following last week’s presidential debate. The delay was worthwhile, frankly, since there has been some attention paid to one particularly feisty exchange between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney in the past few [...]

October 3rd, 2012

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New Study Says Outsourcing to Americans on the Rise

A new study indicates more U.S. manufacturers are considering “reshoring” their overseas operations, or have already done so, bringing many previously outsourced jobs back to American workers. The study was co-authored by Tobias Schoenherr, an assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State. Science Blog reposted the university’s press release, which [...]

September 19th, 2012

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Outsourcing to Americans a Key Theme of DNC Speeches

Between former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s rundown on education reform in his state, and both Delaware Lieutenant Governor Sher Valenzuela and Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) making heartfelt connections to families of children born with disabilities, it’s likely that the Republican National Convention more directly addressed these individuals that its Democratic party counterparts did a week [...]

September 17th, 2012

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Contract Services Can Help Keep Manufacturing Jobs in Massachusetts

To no one’s surprise, monthly unemployment statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor continued to disappoint. People with disabilities could not even share satisfaction in the minuscule reduction of the unemployment rate from 8.3% to 8.1%. That figure is still better than the 0.3% increase in experienced by this demographic. Shaun Heasley of Disability Scoop [...]

August 6th, 2012

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Report: Workforce Discrimination Not an Issue for People With Disabilities

For those who didn’t get enough data parsing and statistical analysis in posts from last Thursday and Friday, we kick off the week looking at a new report from the Center for Corporate Equality (CCE), which recently published Review of OFCCP Enforcement Statistics Related to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and Vietnam Veterans Readjustment [...]

July 31st, 2012

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People With Disabilities Ready to Fill Rising Demand for Temp Workers

News from earlier this month that temporary and contract employment is on the rise has triggered reporters across the country to check in with agencies that hire workers to fill jobs; painting an overall picture where full-time work may not be returning anytime soon. Traditionally, a spike in temp jobs is a sign of economic [...]

July 30th, 2012

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As Tables Continue to Turn on Outsourcing, Will U.S. Workforce Keep Up?

The onset of the Olympic Games in London may, at least temporarily, shift media focus away from the issue of outsourcing American manufacturing jobs that has dominated the news cycle of late. Don’t mistake the absence of news coverage for resolution of the issue, however; with the latest monthly unemployment figures from the U.S. Department [...]

July 20th, 2012

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Friday News Roundup: People With Disabilities in the Workforce

Good news was coming fast and furious at the beginning of this week on the job front for people with disabilities. Between Delaware Governor Jack Markell introducing his “A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities” initiative upon ascending to chair of the the National Governor’s Association on Sunday, and Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who [...]

July 13th, 2012

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Outsourcing vs. Offshoring: What Does It Mean for People With Disabilities?

Yesterday’s examination of the increasing number of hours put in by temp workers and how it impacts the overall picture of the U.S. job market would not be complete without a discussion of another aspect that seems to be in transition: outsourcing. In some ways, outsourcing is like a large-scale hiring of temp employees to [...]

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