Moving White Collar Jobs
Length: The guideline is 2 pages, double-spaced (Times Roman 12 font with
standard 1” margins). APA
This paper will give you the opportunity to understand how emerging countries are
managing human capital in the tightening global labor market. According to a 2008
McKinsey Global Institute study, countries outside of the United States are presenting
an opportunity for highly qualified, cost-effective alternatives to US-educated/based
professional talent. For instance, Morocco is now home to offshore centers for French
and Spanish companies requiring fluent speakers of their home languages. Neighboring
Tunisia has used its modern infrastructure, business-friendly regulations, and stable,
low-cost workforce to attract companies such as Siemens. Vietnam offers university
graduates who have strong mathematics skills; speak French, English, German, or
Russian; and do not demand high wages. In choosing a location, companies will have to
focus less on low wages and much more on other ways that candidate cities can fulfill
their business needs. They will also have to be much more rigorous in articulating
precisely what they require from an offshore location.
This paper will allow you to explore answers to the following questions: Should we move
white-collar jobs to offshore environments? With pressures on CEOs and business
leaders of all ranks to increase shareholder value by reducing costs, one of the options
in consideration is the opportunity to move white-collar professional positions to Outside
US. You must have at least three references (total) to the Hill text, the Ascent of Money
videos, your relevant website material, Wall Street Journal, etc. citing using APA.
This paper is designed for you to compare and contrast the pros and cons of moving
white-collar jobs offshore. By comparing the two points of view, you will be able to better
understand how a company chooses (knowingly or unknowingly) to adopt a particular
position and how this decision will affect the economy of the US and the company that
receives the job influx.
Your paper will consider the following questions:
1. What benefits result from the outsourcing of skilled white collar jobs to
2. Who are the losers?
3. Will developed nations like the US suffer from the loss of skilled and high
paying jobs to developing nations? Is there a difference between the
transference of high-paying white collar jobs, such as computer
programming and accounting to developing nations and low-paying bluecollar
4. If so, what is the difference, and should government do anything to stop
the flow of white-collar jobs out of the country?
5. Be sure to Canada as a comparison to the US.
Once again, you will find very helpful information on any company that you choose on
their Websites and by researching recent press releases. Remember you cannot use
Wikipedia as a source.
Does the introduction explain what the paper is about? Does it give a quick
overview of pros and cons analysis?
Does the paper have three to five main points that are supported by references in
the text with page numbers of analyzing all of the variables?
Does the analyses connect to your introduction and conclusion and the “heart of
NOTE: make sure Canada is used as the comparison to the U.S.