US outsourcing to Canada, secures employment for CanadiansLocked
As a follow up to all the outsourcing rage that has been shown here, I read the following in Computing Canada today.
“Outsourcing firm Keane Inc. has announced a recruitment drive to fill 175 IT jobs over three years as it’s Halifax Advanced Development Center.
Keane will get up to $1.5 million in payroll rebates from the Nove Scotia government, provided it creates and maintains the 175 jobs.”
It goes on to say that Canadian IT staff will accept lower pay and therefore canadian companies are ore lucrative for US companies.
East coast Canadians will work for less, thier cost of living is substantially lower than the western provinces of Alberta or BC.
So there are a few ways I see this, positive and negative.
Positive, it is giving Canadians jobs. Halifax’s economy will improve over time.
Negative, US employers are giving YOUR jobs to us because they have more interest in money than in the US economy or supporting it’s citizens.
Good for some, including the company that is outsourcing but bad for America as it creates a sense of disloyalty toward big business (America thrives upon big business).
Is this an example of the capitalism that makes the US so important?
Is it perhaps that as in all aspects of being American, having all the money is the bottom line?
I can’t see it being due to unqualified local staff, you guys know a lot more than I do about computers. I can’t see it being due to quality assurance, your people can understand one another while Canadians would be like calling Japan for help desk support.