I recently read that a lesser-known consequence of outsourcing is the “outsourcing-induced job vacuum.” Essentially, as assembly jobs move overseas, technical jobs such as design and engineering do too. (The linked-to article explains this in more depth w/an infographic.)
Do you think this is real? Engineering follows assembly? I'd love to get people's thoughts on this subject, and am curious if anyone has experienced this at a company, or thinks its a real threat.