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Friday, April 01, 2005

IEEE USA: "Offshoring Is Major Cause of Technical Unemployment"

A survey among US IEEE members reported that offshoring is the second-highest cause of unemployment among U.S. technical professionals. "The leading cause of unemployment, cited by 62 percent of U.S. IEEE members who reported being laid off, was a business downturn. Fifteen percent reported that their jobs were transferred offshore, while 10 percent pegged merger or acquisition as the cause of their layoff." "Other findings reveal that 37 percent of the 988 respondents said they considered leaving engineering entirely, and 41 percent said they would not recommend the profession to their children."


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