Off-shoring threat fails to alarm US workers

While 85
percent of U.S. workers believe off-shoring has a negative impact on the U.S.
economy, less than 10 percent are concerned that their own jobs are in danger
of being sent overseas, according to a new survey.

The survey, by
human capital firm Watson Wyatt, shows workers in professional or technical
roles feel at slightly greater risk than those in supervisory or hourly job
functions.

"Although
American workers, in general, are very concerned about the impact of
off-shoring on the economy, they apparently have little concern off-shoring
will affect them personally," said Bruce Pfau, national practice director
for organization effectiveness at Watson Wyatt. "Nevertheless, the degree
of this confidence seems to vary somewhat by employee job role."

The report, Flash
Survey Results: Offshoring Labor
is available at http://www.watsonwyatt.com/

By Quentin Reade

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