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Rebuilding the American IT Workforce

Has IT Offshoring damaged America's economic future?  Its national security?  Its technological advantage?  Research says yes.

Over the past two decades, the United States has lost millions of jobs to the offshoring of IT services and manufacturing.  Shipping software development and support to India, device manufacturing to China . . . even tech giants like Google and Facebook bypass American workers in favor of overseas workers on H-1B visas.

H-1B Visa Fraud, Abuse and Government Corruption: Highlights from "Sold Out"

PlanetMagpie fully supports American IT for American businesses.

To this end, here are just some of the ways PlanetMagpie is helping to rebuild the American IT workforce—from creating awareness to hiring programs.

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The Argument for Reshoring American IT

Read our White Paper:

The Argument for ReShoring American IT: The Risks of Outsourcing Offshore, and Why IT ReShoring is Growing

The paper is a 30,000-foot view of offshoring, and all of its unintended consequences:

  • Its effects on the U.S. economy—over 1.5M middle-class American IT jobs lost to Asia (not including manufacturing)
  • Intellectual property—cybercriminals stealing American company trade secrets, R&D, customer data, source code
  • America's IT talent pool—reduced and falling behind, while developers & engineers in other countries get cutting edge R&D experience on American company projects
  • National security—with a weakened IT talent pool, how do we defend ourselves against cyber-warfare and protect our nation’s critical infrastructure?
"Reshoring" is the process of businesses bringing IT and manufacturing jobs back to U.S. shores.  The white paper supports reshoring for IT services like software development, support and component manufacturing.  It lists out the many benefits of reshoring, not just for businesses, but for local economies and national security as well.
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Show your Reshoring Support – Request a Free “Reshore Your IT!” Bumper Sticker

PlanetMagpie is a fervent supporter of the Reshoring movement (bringing manufacturing and IT services back to the U.S.).  You can read why below.

Join us by showing your support with a FREE bumper sticker!

(Yes, the bumper stickers are made in America.)

To request your FREE "Reshore Your IT" bumper sticker, please complete the following form and we’ll mail it out right away!

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Show your support in your local community.  Simply complete the following form and we’ll mail you a FREE sticker right away!
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PlanetMagpie’s Engineer-in-Training Program

In 2015, PlanetMagpie began a program to hire new Computer Science and Engineering college graduates as Engineers-in-Training (EIT). The graduates start as IT Support Technicians, with the chance to learn IT consulting from the ground up.  Plus, our Engineers-in-Training have opportunities to participate in advanced IT Consulting projects under the mentorship of senior network engineers.  EIT candidates get a career jumpstart.  PlanetMagpie gets a smart new tech.  America gains another capable IT professional.

Our newest Engineer-in-Training is Jake Horstmann (at left).  Jake is a problem-solver that sees each support issue as an important puzzle to solve.  As an EIT, Jake is enthusiastic to take the next step into a bigger world of bigger puzzles. 

LOOKING FOR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?  CHECK OUT OUR CAREERS PAGE

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Join Us in Supporting the Reshoring Initiative

The Reshoring Initiative is a nationwide nonprofit working to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. from overseas.  Their primary focus is on manufacturing jobs, and that includes IT (an essential component of modern manufacturing).  The Initiative's members work with the U.S. government and the media to raise awareness and provide resources for promoting reshoring.  They also work with businesses to illustrate the hidden costs of offshored manufacturing using their TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) calculator, as well as the benefits of workforce revitalization in the United States.

In 2015, PlanetMagpie’s president and other IT service leaders met with the Initiative's President, Harry Moser.  They discussed the state of IT offshoring, its impact on the U.S. IT workforce, how to inform companies on the hidden costs of doing IT work overseas, and the benefits of onshore IT services.  Since then PlanetMagpie has proudly supported the Reshoring Initiative's efforts.

Visit them at www.reshorenow.org.  Or join their LinkedIn Group
 
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Read the Latest in IT Reshoring News

PlanetMagpie reports each month on the latest news in IT reshoring (and offshoring).  Visit our IT Reshoring News for the latest. 

Know When Businesses Offshore their IT (or Reshore it Back Home) with PlanetMagpie’s Reshoring News

Want to keep up on the state of American IT services & security?  Sign up for our "WOOF!" newsletter using the signup box on our home page.  Each month includes an article on IT Reshoring News.   You'll also get articles on smarter use of IT, security warnings, website development ideas, and more.

Thank you for supporting American IT!