Outsourcing: A Problem and a Plan

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Outsourcing: A Problem and a Plan

  1. 1. Louis Li<br />Outsourcing:A Problem and a Plan<br />Jobs<br />
  2. 2. What’s the Problem?<br />In the U.S., unemployment rates have been rising compared to the past<br />Since Oct. 2006, the unemployment rate in the U.S. has risen from 4.1% to 10.6% in Jan. 2010<br />- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics<br />This cartoon sums shows that many Americans are now facing unemployment and are fearful they might lose their jobs <br />
  3. 3. What’s the Problem?<br />In many cases, the Chinese goods that are shipped to the U.S. are poor quality or hazardous<br />Examples: lead toys, crib recall, poisonous toothpaste, dangerous candles, etc.<br />If we continue to put our manufacturing jobs in China without enforcing safety and safe products, “history is doomed to repeat itself”, and we will have more problems with poor quality goods<br />- http://www.who-sucks.com/business/made-in-china-2007-danger-timeline<br />
  4. 4. What’s the Problem?<br />DEBT to China is bad..period.<br />The U.S. owes over $13 trillion to other countries, with the majority to China (about $889 billion)<br />This year, the U.S. government will borrow about $2.63 million every minute<br />We cannot afford to do this anymore, something needs to be done. What can be done though?<br />- http://www.defeatthedebt.com/understanding-the-national-debt/how-much-do-we-owe/<br />
  5. 5. The Plan<br />Encourage people to support local businesses and corporations<br />Farmer’s markets are an excellent way to support the locals instead of large corporations who use outsourcing like Nike<br />Buying locally puts more money into the local economy, reduces transportation costs, and energy-wasting hauls<br />If we want to limit outsourcing, we need to show corporations that we can make a difference by buying local goods<br />
  6. 6. The Plan<br />Start a petition to push bills/laws in Congress limiting the number of jobs that can be outsourced<br />This will create safety for people with jobs who are fearful of their jobs being outsourced<br />Also help with the problems mentioned above including inflation rates between China and the U.S.<br />Out in the streets, online petitioning, and raising awareness is the best way to start a movement<br />
  7. 7. The Plan<br />Boycott companies like Nike that use outsourcing for cheap labor – sweatshops<br />Average manufacturing wage in China is 64 cents an hour<br />By civil protest, we can persuade companies like Sears, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, etc. to use either improve conditions for sweatshop workers or relocate the jobs to the U.S.<br />
  8. 8. Timeline<br />July 31st, 2010 – Website created (already under editing)<br />August 31st, 2010 – Begin and have 100 signatures on petition<br />September 31st, 2010 – Civil protesting in front of companies that use sweatshops<br />
  9. 9. The Outcome<br />Less outsourcing/ more jobs for people in America<br />More jobs in the U.S. solves the unemployment problem<br />Signatures on petition to push for laws on outsourcing<br />Also helps with the unemployment problem<br />Awareness in the community<br />Educates the population on a very important topic that they may or may not understand<br />
  10. 10. Obstacles<br />Not enough support/awareness from the community or a lack of interest<br />Companies like Nike trying to stop protesting<br />Companies that won’t listen and want to increase outsourcing for cheaper labor<br />
  11. 11. Let’s Make It Happen!<br />If we decrease the outsourcing, we will see:<br /> Smaller unemployment rates<br />Less inflation of both the U.S. dollar and Chinese Yuan<br />Less dependence on China<br />Less debt to China<br />Fewer poor quality products<br />Awareness in the community<br />
  12. 12. Want More?<br />Website: www.plan4outsourcing.webs.com<br />E-mail: plan4outsourcing@gmail.com<br />If we want to change the world for the better, we must take action.<br />“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney<br />

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