Why is Amicus opposed to the outsourcing of call center jobs to India?
It is not. We are opposed to companies taking bad business decisions on the advice of consultants and offshore providers who claim companies will lose their competitive advantage unless, according to Deloitte Research, they join the ‘offshore bonanza’. How many jobs have been lost in the UK and Ireland because of outsourcing to India and in the future what will these numbers look like? In the last 18 months, over 10,000 jobs have been lost and over 200,000 will be gone by 2008. The compelling argument for outsourcing is that it is cheaper for companies who would otherwise be rendered uncompetitive and would have to shut down. Why is Amicus then opposed to outsourcing when it makes for such a strong economic argument for companies? Amicus is not opposed to outsourcing. The companies involved are currently making a profit but are being wooed by threats that their share price will go into tailspin unless they offshore. We want offshoring and technological change to be managed transparentl