Monday, November 19, 2012

Should Manufacturing Jobs Be 'Re-shored' to the U.S.?

Publish Date: Oct 03, 2012

At a time when the word "outsourcing" has become synonymous with "unpatriotic" for many American voters, General Electric, Dow Chemical and other companies are opting to bring back a portion of their product manufacturing -- along with a sizeable number of jobs -- to the U.S. Why are these firms placing a huge bet on what some analysts are now calling "re-shoring"? How many manufacturers are likely to follow in their footsteps? And what factors should global managers take into consideration when they decide whether or not to make such a move?

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