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April 20: Outsourcing US Jobs

Richard Judy, Chairman and CEO of Workforce Associates and co-author of Workforce 2020

When: Wednesday, April 20 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (registration at 10:45 AM)

Where: North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis

Mid-North Shepherd Center's Great Decisions Series

Outsourcing has been characterized as a threat to American jobs and companies by some, while others claim it is necessary to stimulate overall economic growth. What effects does outsourcing really have on economies that are sending jobs overseas? How does outsourcing affect economies that are receiving the influx of jobs?

Dick Judy has seen many incarnations in his career: analyst of the USSR for the USAF, creator of one of Canada's leading computer empires, Kansas cattle rancher, trans-Atlantic bull semen guru, expert on Soviet information technology, analyst of post-communist economies in Eastern Europe and Russia (my mentor at Hudson Institute), and today a leading consultant on workforce issues in the US and around the world. He was co-author of Workforce 2020, which examines the effects of globalization on U.S. business and the American worker, the impact of rapid technological change, the "skills gap" between the needs of business and the outputs of US schools and colleges, and the need for a new model of education, training, and employment services to prepare workers for the jobs of the next century. Dick will tie together all of these pieces of his experience for this talk at the Mid-North Shepherd Center.

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