Offshored Information Technology jobs may not return home | In the News

India’s standing as a labour arbitrage market could survive for the next three decades, IT consultancy Everest Group said, and that it was unlikely that previously offshored work would return to its home market.

In the early 2000s, industry analysts had said the labour arbitrage advantage would end by 2020. Analysts have also suggested that as wages rise in offshore centres, it might be feasible for the jobs to move back onshore.

“There is no doubt that India is still a highly attractive and viable option for low-cost labour, albeit not quite as good as it was 15 years ago, but still very compelling, and it will likely remain so for another three decades,” Michel Janssen, Chief Researcher at Everest, said.

Read more in The Economic Times

 

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