States Target Outsourcing of Jobs

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The backlash against the foreign outsourcing of U.S. jobs is growing in state legislatures around the country. Bills aimed at curbing the outflow of jobs have been introduced in at least 26 states. Most would require that state contracts go only to companies that certify the work will be done inside the U.S. Some researchers say legislators are over-reacting. NPR's John Ydstie reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from