We are not against outsourcing, however we believe it's important to track how many jobs a company provides to U.S workers compared to the number of jobs provided to foreign workers.
Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
Nearly 12.3 million Americans are unemployed as of November 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Large corporations all over the globe are in an endless race to gain a competitive advantage by pushing labor costs as low as possible. This led to over 2 million U.S. jobs outsourced in 2011 according to Sourcing Line Computer Economics 7-20-2012; which further reported that:
- 53% of companies outsourced manufacturing jobs,
- 43% of companies outsourced IT services,
- 38% of companies outsourced Research & Development,
- 26% of companies outsourced distribution and
- 12% of companies outsourced caller help center positions.
Additionally, numbers compiled by the National Employment Law Project indicate that 58 percent of the jobs that have been created since the end of the recession have been low paying jobs. The article further indicated that the ranks of "the working poor" are exploding and the number of Americans that are dependent on the government is sitting at an all-time record.
To help solve the outsourcing problem, young people have created a website SaveOurWorkforce.org to allow consumers to easily lookup how many U.S. jobs a company provides. SaveOurWorkforce gives a company rating by tracking the number of jobs a company offers in the United States and foreign countries to determine a workforce percentage. High school and college students also provide a report card on the overall health of the U.S. workforce. "We are not against outsourcing, however we believe it's important to track how many jobs a company provides to U.S. workers compared to the number of jobs provided to foreign workers" says Mario Palma, a freshman at El Camino College.
SaveOurWorkforce created a database to store information about the American workforce by company. It provides public access to its database through a free website tool "Before-You-Buy, Verify". This tool makes outsourcing visible to consumers and empowers them to direct their purchases towards companies that support the U.S. workforce the most. Prior to making a purchasing decision, a consumer can compare the U.S. workforce size of multiple companies and direct their purchase to the business that is providing the most U.S. jobs to American families. "Together we can rebuild the U.S. workforce and create a brighter future for us all", says Cyrus Godinez, a high school student at California Academy of Math and Science.
SaveOurWorkforce is seeking individuals who will use the website tool to make informed purchasing decisions, teenagers who are interested in forming school clubs and companies who are willing to take the pledge to support the U.S. workforce. People who are interested in becoming members can sign up at http://www.SaveOurWorkforce.org.
SaveOurWorkforce is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save and rebuild the American workforce. Founded in 2012 by high school and college students, the organization encourages the involvement of students, individuals, and companies throughout the country at their website http://SaveOurWorkforce.org. Students (13 years and older) are asked to join and track the company workforce sizes in their area. Individuals (the 99%) are asked to join and use the free tool “Before-You-Buy, Verify” which empowers consumers to direct their purchases to companies that support the U.S. Workforce the most. Companies are also asked to join and partner with the youth to help keep jobs in America at http://SaveOurWorkforce.org.