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Chinese developers pose a threat to US jobs

By Beth Blakely ·
Gartner predicts that by the end of 2004, one in 10 US-based IT jobs will have moved off shore, and one example of why this is happening is the low cost of living and high number of skilled developers in China, as pointed out by Adam Evans in a recent IT Manager's Journal entry. http://management.itmanagersjournal.com/management/04/08/27/209255.shtml?tid=86 Rather than wallow in fear and hatred of these threats to your livelihood, Evans suggests that it's time for American developers to be proactive in the quest for specialized skills. "The demand for workers skilled in international project management is increasing faster than the supply can satisfy," he wrote. If you're an American developer, what--if any--actions are you taking to ensure you don't become a jobless victim of cheap labor?

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