The Fuss Only Fuels The Outsourcing

The number has become something of a mantra for the jobless recovery--3.3 million U.S. jobs will move overseas by 2015. Forrester Research came up with the estimate in late 2002, kicking off the current furor over outsourcing, the movement of jobs out of the U.S. Now the consultancy has released its first revision of that landmark study, and the news is not comforting. Job losses, it concludes, will hit a lot sooner than expected. By the end of next year, Forrester believes, 830,000 jobs will have gone abroad, mainly to India. That's 242,000 more than it had earlier projected.

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