Made in USA: Overseas jobs come home

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — It’s still only a trickle compared to the flood of jobs that America lost to overseas outsourcing in recent decades. But some American businesses are bringing jobs home again.

In Louisville, a closed General Electric (GE, Fortune 500) appliance plant is being renovated to begin producing water heaters. An existing plant in the same complex will start making refrigerators. Both products are now being built overseas. Hiring of about 1,300 union-represented workers is due to begin this fall.

A technical support call center for computer back-up firm Carbonite will start taking calls this summer in Lewiston, Maine. By the end of this year, 150 jobs that had been located in India will be shifted to there, with another 100 jobs expected to be added next year.

NCR (NCR, Fortune 500) has already hired about 500 workers to build ATMs and self-service checkout systems at a Columbus, Ga., plant, and it plans to add another 370 jobs by 2014, building products that were formerly produced at plants in China, Hungary and Brazil.

This trend of reshoring or insourcing is likely to grow in the coming years, as the cost gap between building overseas and building at home narrows. It’s an encouraging sign in a job market where hiring has stalled in recent months.

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  1. Ann Pace'


    I certainly LOVE the fact that SOME jobs are coming back to the USA but, I can only “HOPE” that those jobs that are coming back here will grow & grow & grow, Until America has about 80 to 85% of them back!

    I was always for helping other, much poorer countries like China & India & many others by shipping a percentage of jobs from companies born here in the USA over to those countries! I must say, I NEVER expected the companies that were born here & grew big & profitable here in the USA to be sooo rotten & ship ALL of their jobs out to countries for cheaper labor & literally leave America & her hard working American Citizens without ANY JOBS!

    To me, companies that did that should of been regarded as traitors & their acts of shipping ALL their jobs out of America, treasones! Yes, traitors who committed treasonists acts because they made American Citizens go bankrupt, they made American banks go bankrupt, they made every single county, state & the federal governemnts suffer HUGE LOSSES due to the lack of jobs & the tax dollars those jobs generated for ALL our government bodies!

    Many of America’s stores had to close because the American citizens had no jobs, no money to shop at their usual stores, so those stores closed up, for good! How horrible that sooo many citizens & long standing banks & other long standing businesses had to close up because of the selfish & greedy & treasones acts of born in the USA companies!

    Our local, state & federal government bodies & the politicians who run them had an obligation to America, her citizens & to themselves to regulate how many jobs any company can ship out of America! They dropped the ball & DID NOT protect America & her citizens from these selfish & greedy “HOME GROWN TERRORISTS” that wrecked havoc on America & her citizens & her economy!

    I “HOPE” the American politicians have learned now that businesses cannot be trusted to do what is right for America & therefore, they, our elected officials MUST MAKE SURE THAT COMPANIES THAT WERE BORN HERE CAN NEVER, EVER do these things to America again!?


    Ann Pace’

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