The “Great Recession” caused unemployment rates to skyrocket in the U.S., and even hit 10.2% nationally in October 2009. The recovery has been slow and extremely brutal for the long-term unemployed. The blow the “Great Recession” caused to the national economy could have been cushioned had American jobs not been outsourced.
Outsaurus is dedicated to exposing American corporations that outsource American jobs and the damages they have inflicted. According to the site, the unemployment rate would be 2.6% if U.S. companies did not outsource.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that approximately 15 million Americans are unemployed. According to Outsaurus, the estimated amount of outsourced jobs is 10.5 million. Literally millions of jobs would have existed had outsourcing not become a national norm and the national unemployment rate would have remained low.
Outsaurus provides information on various corporations and the number of people they employ in the United States and the number of people employed outside of the United States. According to Outsaurus, Apple, Inc. employs approximately 27,000 Americans, which are primarily in retail. When it comes to manufacturing, which has lost its strength in the United States, approximately 920,000 people are employed in manufacturing outside of the country by Apple.
Outsaurus also has a directory of corporations that outsource. Some of the companies on the list include Adobe Systems, Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Ethan Allen, John Deere, Radio Shack, and unfortunately, many, many more.
Outsourcing has provided corporations with a means to continue production at an extremely low cost at the expense of Americans’ livelihoods. Millions of Americans would have jobs now. Unemployment would not be as high. Products would actually say “Made in America” in greater numbers.