Farmshoring brings tech jobs to U.S. boonies

Summary:If you haven't heard already, there is a new term that is adding more confusion and consternation in the offshore outsourcing debate. "Farmshoring," or outsourcing work to domestic rural locations, is gaining visibility among companies who want to keep US jobs from shipping overseas.

If you haven't heard already, there is a new term that is adding more confusion and consternation in the offshore outsourcing debate. "Farmshoring," or outsourcing work to domestic rural locations, is gaining visibility among companies who want to keep US jobs from shipping overseas. While the cost of living and labor wages in rural areas can more effectively compete with the labor savings touted by offshore providers, it's the avoidance of offshore troubles such as cross-cultural confusion, transnational legal woes, and time-zone differences that is at the heart of its appeal.

Topics: Government : AU

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Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer. Previously, he held research analyst positions in the IT industry and was the manager of marketing editorial at CBS Interactive. He's been contributing to ZDNet since 2003. Christopher received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at U... Full Bio

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