The Effect of Globalization on San Diego Today

In this article, we get a glimpse of the attempts by local companies to keep jobs in the United States and prevent outsourcing. The formation of a new regional business group, the San Diego-based Industry Council for Competitiveness and Globalization or ICCG is a group supported by Washington claiming that America’s manufacturing is still losing jobs at an alarming rate. In the past 7 years we have lost 2.4 million jobs to China.  This article also discusses the amount of jobs lost to China since 2007 from individual states that belong to the U.S. steel industry and its unions.  These teams of researchers are trying to reach out the U.S. policy makers that control the trade subsidies and policies that take place with China. Services have also increasingly been outsourced to nations with lower labor costs. However, these U.S. companies rely on cheap, technical labor in order to remain competitive. The author also talks about the lack of qualified employees that are available in the U.S. despite the high unemployment rate.

Article link: http://www.xconomy.com/san-diego/2010/03/24/facing-job-exodus-san-diego-it-execs-launch-council-on-globalization-and-competitiveness/2/