Why Does The Government Outsource - The Reasons Why

This article will discuss why does the government outsources jobs, and will discuss the "dream" of outsourcing.

It is expected that one-third of U.S. workers will be off-shored within the next 10 years. With the rapidly increasing technology that is being used on the internet, and with outsourcing on the rise, a decline in the American workforce is expected to take place.

However, one of the major reasons that people are outsourcing jobs is to find a job that can help them pay their bills, or that does not require a college education.

One of the reasons why people are out-sourcing jobs is because of a decline in demand

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When a company loses a large amount of income, it will no longer need many jobs, and will usually pass the company's responsibility to the employee(s).

The company will most likely outsource its job to a company that does not need as many employees.

Another reason why people are moving from a manufacturing or production company to a management company is because of taxes.

It is no longer profitable for a business to pay millions of dollars in taxes, as it is too much of a burden. Therefore, companies are outsourcing their workers to a management company.

Another reason why people are outsourcing jobs is because of outsourcing benefits. As we know, there are benefits to outsourcing.

With a managed, outsourced workforce, you can rest assured that you are not going to lose your job. You can also rest assured that your job will continue to provide you with benefits, such as health insurance and paid time off.

For people who do not have benefits, outsourcing can also offer benefits

With a managed, outsourced workforce, you are not going to lose your job, because you will not be able to afford to get health insurance or paid time off.

One of the major reasons that people are outsourcing their jobs is to find a job that does not require a college education. However, most of the outsourcing jobs that we are seeing are not full-time jobs.

They are mainly a task that can be done by someone else.

For example, just because a job needs to be outsourced, it does not mean that it is a full-time job.

However, if a person has skills in that specific job, then there is no reason that they cannot make a decent living by outsourcing the job to a managed, outsourced company.

If there was one thing that we could do to fix the economy and decrease the amount of outsourcing going on, it would be to take jobs where the majority of the job is a full-time job.

We ask several people

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What's your name? Leanne, 33, marketing and communications officer, Chicago

Why did you apply for government work in the first place?

I was actually doing a work-for-the-dole program, and I went on the computer and I just typed, "How to interview for jobs online."

So, I signed up for LinkedIn, I went on the site, and I applied. I was employed immediately. So I figured I'm just looking for work, and I found a lot of agencies.

A lot of agencies employ people on a government contract.

I've never had a full-time job in my life, and so I just thought I'd give it a try. Then all of a sudden, a small agency called Vision Quest came in.

What does Vision Quest do?

They're a job placement service. My job is to tell people about the opportunities that are out there.

It's a government job program. I get to work on things.

You go to these agencies that have jobs on their website, and I just talk about how we can match people with jobs, and show them about the process, and then assist them with getting applications and hiring software, and working on their resumes, and the rest of it.

What about the fact that you're a white woman who can pretty much write code?

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It definitely was something that I saw as an advantage. There are a lot of people that I spoke to that I didn't know I had more in common with.

They looked at me and they said, "Oh, you're so qualified for this job." But the thing was, a lot of these people have been incarcerated, or they're college dropouts.

They have low literacy skills.

And so I think they were initially looking at it and assuming that because I was white and I had the skills that I'd be the one that would get the job.

I think it was just their bias towards me. They were more apt to hire me.

You're hiring people with skills that don't apply to your situation.

It's an interesting scenario. As I was getting calls, they were kind of expecting me to be an advocate.

I would approach them. I'd ask them, "Have you looked at these opportunities? Do you have a budget that allows you to do this? Is there an employee that you can employ to help you get around that? What do you need?"

I would answer any question they would ask me. And there were certain things that I'd bring up, too.

I'd say, "Look, I'm on a government contract. I'm self-motivated. I can work from home. I have an apartment, and I'm mobile."

What's the value that Vision Quest is adding to government services?

My goal is to get people jobs.

We do have a database that the government uses, and I'm in charge of the technology, so I make sure it's up to date, and I've got a team of people in the office working on outreach.

I also help with the staffing process, making sure that the people that are going out to jobs or doing the outreach are also doing the hiring. So, that we get a really consistent workforce.

To me, they need to be able to recognize a skill that somebody has.

I've worked with the Illinois Department of Human Services and I've also worked with the state police. These are places where we're actually trying to reduce recidivism.

And so, working with them in that environment is important.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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