Service companies have been sending jobs abroad in large numbers the past decade to cut labor costs — a trend that accelerated in the recession and is expected to continue the next few years before slowing after 2016. About 663,000 large-company jobs in information technology, human resources, finance and purchasing — the category that includes the port workers — have been offshored since 2002, according to The Hackett Group.
By 2016, the consulting firm estimates, another 375,000 jobs in the sectors will be moved abroad. More than a third of the U.S. jobs in those industries in 2002 will have moved offshore by 2016.
Most workers are employed directly by companies that previously used U.S. staffers, though some work for outsourcing firms. Hackett studied companies with at least $1 billion in annual revenue, noting they represent about 75% of the offshoring market.
India is the largest offshoring center. Service jobs also have gone to eastern Europe, the Philippines, China and Mexico.
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