Posts Tagged ‘offshoring’

Officials see possible return of furniture-making jobs

by Associated Press Published: August 21,2012

Tags: employee, furniture, job, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, offshoring, onshoring, work, worker

STARKVILLE — Mississippi spent 50 years poaching factories from the North with cheap land, labor and government incentives before hitting headwinds from China, where labor was even cheaper. But industry leaders said yesterday at Mississippi State University that the Magnolia State and the rest of the U.S. have a chance to reverse manufacturing losses. “I […] [...]

Economic study touts virtues of offshoring

by Ted Carter Published: July 22,2012

Tags: economics, immigration, London School of Economics, offshoring

Here’s a little something that might not go down easy for workers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the United States: Offshoring of jobs and the influx of immigrant labor into the country do not — on the whole — damage the U.S. labor force, says a new paper from the London School of Economics Center […] [...]

Read July 23 issue of MBJ

>> ARIZONA KNOCKOUT? Hood mulls legality of subjecting illegal workers to felony charge— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> HEALTH CARE Insurance commissioner insists exchange work continuing on pace— by Ted Carter >> PANTHER SWAMP PANIC Refuge expansion proposal causing panic— by Clay Chandler >> LAW State law bar approves appellate law section […] [...]

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