View From Here : Offshore backlash
Proposed US state and federal laws to limit outsourcing, and especially offshoring, have increased markedly. Given the size of the US market and the global nature of outsourcing, such laws are likely to have an effect on both outsourcing customers and vendors within the US and elsewhere. Andrew Smith and Tamara Hrivnak report on what is happening in the US
The National Foundation for American Policy recently reported that the number of state bills to restrict outsourcing rose from four in 2003 to more than 200 in 2004 – only five of the latter group became law in that year. Currently, active bills to restrict outsourcing are pending in more than 20 states, including New York, California and Washington, as well as at federal level.
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