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Offshoring will kill 1.5 million IT jobs by 2017 in the West

Stephanie Overby | Sept. 2, 2013
Approximately 1.5 million IT jobs will be eliminated by offshoring and productivity improvements, according to the Hackett Group. And those jobs are not coming back.

"That doesn't mean globalization is coming to an end — quite the opposite, we're entering the next stage of globalization. Companies are creating a far more rational and globally integrated model of where to source labor based on availability, qualifications and cost. A few years from now it will be more of a truly globalized economy," Dorr says.

 

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