Outsourcing is a double-edged sword for Irish jobs

In a week when almost 1,000 job losses were announced in Ireland, there seemed no end in sight to the flight of jobs from Ireland to lower cost locations.

10th March, 2007

In a week when almost 1,000 job losses were announced in Ireland, there seemed no end in sight to the flight of jobs from Ireland to lower cost locations.

Two of the cutbacks announced - Motorola in Cork and Thompson Scientific in Limerick - will lead to jobs being transferred to India as part of a growing trend which experts say is set to continue to hit lower skilled sectors of the economy.

‘‘This is going...

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