3.21.2004

Outsourcing toll mounts Bennington Banner (3/20)
"Political optimism for the once-heralded prospect of lower-priced goods produced abroad by American-based companies and consumed here at home has eroded in the past few years as U.S. unemployment lines have grown."

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The number of outsourced jobs are difficult to quantify. There are no hard statistics on companies that shipped jobs overseas, just estimates and anecdotes.

"It's not as if the companies' tell us," Meehan says.

Sanders says lawmakers rely on common sense: They can see major companies scaling back operations in the U.S., while noticing significant investments by the companies in overseas facilities.

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"The fear now is that we're just at the cusp of an explosion in information technology outsourcing," Sanders says.

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