Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/24/2012 -- For anyone following politics today the word 'outsourcing' can be easily misconstrued as having only one meaning; jobs shipped out of the country to be performed by low-paid Third World workers. While this may be true for a lot of jobs in the manufacturing sector, it's for sure not an accurate description of all outsourcing that takes place.
Outsourcing is merely a word to describe a business transferring a task off-site to be performed at a remote location, and it can be any type of work to any location. So today in increasing numbers more businesses are outsourcing work that doesn't go overseas because is done in another part of the country.
Front office work for instance has always been jobs that a lot of company managers would just rather not have to deal with if they had their choice. Managers at companies that produce products or provide services that would much rather focus their energies on just that, producing their products or providing their services.
So today new technological advancements are finally allowing office managers to trim their office staff by transferring much of their workload off-site. Advancements that began in the late 1970s when the development of the technology for rerouting telephone calls to remote locales that in turn led to the advent of the first answering services.
Next came the Internet, and it threw the door open to a wide range of outsourcing options that just a few decades ago would've been considered inconceivable. For example, telephone call fielding services are now also offering a host of front desk outsourcing options including scheduling services.
Payroll services for companies have also been able to help them streamline their operations by performing over the Internet much of what they did 'in-house' in the past. It's all done automatically too, and it begins when an employee punches in at the time clock.
The information that's entered in at the time clock is automatically directed to the payroll service over the Internet. This in turn goes on all week with every worker on the payroll. Then when Friday comes around, information flows in the opposite direction, that allows managers to simply print out ready-made paychecks on their office printer.
So it turns out that contrary to so much popular belief, outsourcing can be, and in many cases is good for the economy. It allows for companies to be operated more efficiently, that in turn means that they can employ more people.
Then some of these front desk services that are outsourced, are outsourced to other areas of the country where unemployment rates are high and jobs are in demand. Rural areas for instance where people just don't have the option of commuting to a well-paying job.
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