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Offshoring jobs: US and Australian debates

Offshore outsourcing Occupations Australia
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In 2004, several major Australian companies announced their decision to 'offshore' Australian jobs to India in an effort to cut costs. Telstra, for example, announced plans to move as many as 850 jobs to Indian software providers, and already spends up to $150 million a year on Indian IT services. Optus and Hutchison Australia announced they would shift 150 and 200 jobs respectively to Indian call centres. In this research brief, Richard Grant looks at the offshoring debate in Australia and the United States.

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