[biztech-discussion] Forrester report revised

  • From: Ann Thryft <athryft@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: biztech-discussion@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 07:57:50 -0700

CLEARING up the confusion over outsourcing
CNET News.com - San Francisco, CA, United States
By Ed Frauenheim
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Story last modified August 9, 2004, 10:00 AM PDT

As someone whose job it is to traffic in raw numbers and statistics,
John McCarthy doesn't fit the profile of a media celebrity. All that
changed after he published a controversial report on the number of U.S.
service jobs expected to move overseas.

The study, published in 2002, in large part touched off the heated
debate over what's come to be commonly known as "offshoring."

In his report, McCarthy, a vice president at Forrester Research,
predicted that 3.3 million service jobs would move abroad by 2015. That
figure was cited repeatedly, as the public sought to understand and
weigh the merits of pushing high-paying jobs such as computer
programming to lower-wage countries like India.

Earlier this year, McCarthy again found himself at the center of the
discussion when he issued an update to his original report. The revised
findings defended the original forecast as largely on the mark, though
it bumped up the 3.3 million projection to 3.4 million. More
significantly, it increased the estimate of near-term lost jobs by some
240,000. In other words, the new report predicts that a total of 830,000
positions will have moved offshore by 2005.


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