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outsourcing - Child Labor There was one report in...

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Cases Against Offshore Sourcing Outsourcing jobs to other countries effects U.S. jobs Outsourcing labor can create sweatshop conditions and child labor
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Effects on U.S. Jobs Jobs are outsourced to China and India for IT operations Leads to concerns about U.S. employment Plants and factories in the U.S. are shutting down and moving to foreign countries causing a loss of jobs in the U.S. Quality Issues and Political Instability are other concerns when outsourcing.
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Effect on U.S. Jobs Cost Issues Some costs are not calculated or taken into consideration Supply chain costs Tax environment Costs of shutting down US plants In the end companies could end up not saving money
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Child Labor Many cases of child labor and inhumane conditions have been reported regarding children in India working for Gap clothing. There were accounts of children as young as ten working for up to 16 hours a day. Other children reported being beat with a rubber pipe if they were not working “properly”
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Unformatted text preview: Child Labor There was one report in particular of a 10 year old boy named Amitosh who said he was working for free in a back street sweat shop(Gap factory in India) for four months and his parents were paid a fee for him. He said he had to work the fee off before he could go home and the supervisor told him because he was learning he would not get paid. Inhumane Conditions In 2007, factories that supplied more than a dozen corporations including, Wal-mart, Disney, and Dell were accused of unfair labor practices, including: Child labor Forcing employess to work 16 hrs a day on fast moving assembly lines Paying less than minimum wage (55 cents.) Facts Employment in apparel manufacturing declined by 61.5 percent between 1990 and 2002 from 929,100 workers to 357,600. Bureau of Labor and Security In the Pearl River Delta region near Hong Kong China, factory workers lose or break about 40,000 fingers on the job every year....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course TAM 217 taught by Professor Hodge during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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