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Offshoring Creates Good Jobs in Poor Countries


A recent study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) showed that outsourcing services like in call centres, accountancy and even medicinal practices, have led to getting good jobs done in terms of payment and number of working hours in poor and developing countries.

This study, published as a book on Monday, also found out that such a kind of outsourcing industry, even though gave good quality of services, could also decrease the staff turnover in the country by a huge rate.

The study also covered that such outsourcing of work has produced what are called “cyber-coolies” or “electronic sweatshops”, which has rendered the services in poor and developing countries into good quality.

These jobs are even better in terms of wage and working conditions, as compared to the local standards of the same.

The two biggest outsourcing markets are India and the Philippines, while Brazil and Argentina centres of South America are still in the process of growing.

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Kirk Laughlin

Kirk Laughlin is an award-winning editor and subject expert in information technology and offshore BPO/ contact center strategies.

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