The National Outsourcing Association has called for calm inthe current ongoing row about foreign jobs.
Following the walk out at the Total Lindsey refinery becauseof the use of Italian labour and the announcement yesterday that a contract forhigh speed trains will involve a Japanese company the NOA has moved to pointout the benefits of using overseas expertise.
“There isalways a worry, especially within the Western world, that we are harming ourown economy by moving jobs overseas," the NOA said in a statement.
"However we need to take a step backand see the bigger picture. More often than not organisations will beusing these offshoring locations to conduct lower level work retaining much ofthe higher level operations on shore."
“Quitesimply, if the UKgovernment refused to offshore/outsource the economy as a whole would suffersignificantly,” it warned.
“When jobs appear to be going elsewhere there is obviousdisgruntlement amongst the masses. However, we are in the age ofglobalisation and offshoring is an integral part of this,” it added.
The currentcries for British jobs for British workers threatens to undermine the trend touse foreign expertise and
With more vendors pushing cloud services where thedata and the infrastructure could reside outside of the UK a blanket rejectionof foreign services is almost unworkable.