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An Indian tech company is hiring 10,000 workers in the U.S. Here's why.

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Jun 8, 2018
"The Trump factor has caused a lot of uncertainty" in IT, one writer says.
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How the video game industry outsources labor

by Lizzie O'Leary Feb 9, 2018
And the market forces that drive that.

Tech companies may start expanding overseas

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Feb 1, 2017
Companies could react to travel bans by expanding abroad. To get around any existing or future travel bans, tech firms are considering opening overseas branches, rather than scaling up in the U.S. Click the above audio player to hear the…

Trump tweet exaggerates influence over Ford plant's fate

by Annie Baxter Nov 18, 2016
Ford says it has no plans to shutter U.S. plants.
A view of the Lincoln MKC. 
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The Price of Profits

Why careers are gone, and jobs are going next

by Sarah Gardner Jun 17, 2016
Job security erodes as companies get more work done with fewer "direct hires"
Car makers, both U.S. and foreign, rely partly on temporary workers in their U.S. assembly plants. Brian Gammey, Korisa Warlick and Steven Ferguson were hired as contract labor at the Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. They now work union jobs at a GM plant.
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The Price of Profits

Loyalty frays for both employers and employees

by Sarah Gardner Jun 13, 2016
Companies use contractors to benefit from flexibility, and many workers want it, too
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Verizon's deal puts more U.S. call centers to work

by Kimberly Adams May 31, 2016
The company's bringing 1,400 new jobs to the East Coast, and there are some advantages to running call centers in the U.S.
A call center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003.
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Companies offer small startups a way to outsource jobs

by Sam Harnett Feb 22, 2016
In the world of startups, some tech companies say full-time employees are too expensive.
New tech companies at the RocketSpace co-working office use the gig economy to outsource jobs.
Courtesy: RocketSpace

For returnees to Mexico, English is a lucrative skill

by Andy Uhler Mar 10, 2015
Mexicans who have lived in the U.S. are finding good-paying jobs in call centers.

Outsourcing the board of directors

by , and Nov 28, 2014
Law professors make a radical proposal: Scrap the traditional board of directors.