Hoping to stem the practice of outsourcing or “offshoring” labor, the New Jersey State Senate recently passed a resolution petitioning the United States Congress to require an annual publication of a list of companies outsourcing jobs to other countries, including New Jersey companies.  In the resolution, the Senate cited concerns of companies replacing highly-skilled workers from New Jersey with lower-paid, foreign laborers, at a time when the U.S. job market is experiencing its worst prolonged slump since the 1930s.  The New Jersey Senate contends that a public list disclosing companies which outsource or are planning to outsource would help provide “a public awareness to discourage outsourcing practices and enable local and state governments to prepare incentives for companies to retain essential U.S. jobs.”

Note: This article was published in the May 2008 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.

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