Tech jobs still plentiful in U.S. Optimistic report calls offshoring’s effects overstated

Sending tech jobs overseas has had a smaller impact on U.S. workers than was widely expected, a report released Thursday claims, but the practice of offshoring will grow in the years to come, posing new risks and challenges.

The Association for Computing Machinery, a group of information technology professionals and academics, studied piles of data on the impact of sending jobs to burgeoning tech centers in India, China and other areas overseas. After a year of study, the group arrived at a conclusion that is sure to be welcomed by industry and computer science departments: It’s not as bad out there as it looks.

Carrie Kirby, Chronicle Staff Writer

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