Job 'Offshoring' Topic Of CU Symposium March 25

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Editors: Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the symposium free of charge. Job “offshoring” and its potential positive and negative effects on the Colorado and national economy will be the topic of a March 25 symposium in Denver co-sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and the Mountain States Council of AeA, the nation’s largest high-tech trade association. “Offshoring: Crisis or Opportunity” also will address ethical issues presented by the movement of jobs from the United States to other countries. The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, 1445 Market St. in Denver. Cost of the event is $149 per person. CU alumni and AeA members will receive a 20 percent discount. Speakers will include Lou Dobbs of CNN via videotape, Rep. Keith King, R-Colorado Springs, Sen. Joan Fitzgerald, D-Jefferson County, Thomas Tierney, director of UCS Globalization and Network Solutions at Avaya Inc. and several others. CU-Boulder faculty members Wayne Kirschling of engineering and Lyla Hamilton of business also will speak. “So many programs on offshoring have been one-sided, only focusing on the economic benefits,” said Jill Terry, director of the Leeds School of Business Executive Development Programs, which is co-sponsoring the symposium. “While some companies continue to reap an economic benefit from their offshoring, others have seen their operations become less profitable than originally thought. Therefore, we saw the need to present all sides of this argument as thoroughly as we could.” Speakers at the symposium will provide business perspectives, legislative reform perspectives and will discuss the ethical questions of the trend. Offshoring began with the movement of manufacturing jobs to other countries and now includes many other business functions like customer service, financial analysis, regulatory reporting, accounting, graphic design and human resources. For more information call (303) 735-0541 or visit the Web site at http://leeds.colorado.edu/offshoring. Published: March 14, 2004 last_img

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