BUSINESS
05/01/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Is Your Job Immune From Offshoring?

If you think your job is immune to offshoring, think again.

A study conducted by CareerBuilder.com and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, found that 28 percent of the employers surveyed who offshored expect more of their high-skill positions to be shipped overseas.

Among the jobs respondents identified as positions they plan to offshore are computer programmers, sales managers, general managers, human resources personnel, software developers, system analysts, customer service representatives, marketing personnel and graphic designers.

Not surprising, the primary reason for offshoring is cost. Forty-nine percent of employers said they saved over $20,000 for each job that was moved overseas.

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