Friday, May 16, 2008

New study says more IT jobs at risk

Date: May 15th, 2008
Author: John McKee

Executive leadership coach John M McKee notes, in TechRepublic that higher level IT jobs are expected to move overseas according to new research discussed in this article. Are you prepared for it?

Here are some of the key findings:

69% of employers believe high skill service positions are now at equal or greater risk of being sent overseas than low skill jobs.

Examples they cite included programmers, software developers, marketing, system analysts and general managers.

Industries cited as being at risk included technology services, telecom, engineering, banking, utilities, and communications. For the most part, these are organizations that haven’t yet felt a great impact in the management ranks from offshoring.

Regarding what happened to those employees who had their jobs sent overseas - 71% were let go.

44% of those who are offshoring are using India as the locale of choice, China picked up 24% and Mexico 12%.

Most employers felt they could save money while keeping their service and quality at the same levels.

Visit TechRepublic to read the entire article.

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