Definition of offshoring in English:


Line breaks: off|shor¦ing
Pronunciation: /ɒfˈʃɔːrɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • The practice of basing some of a company’s processes or services overseas, so as to take advantage of lower costs.
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    • The TAA program should be expanded to cover individuals dislocated by offshoring in service industries or in public employment.
    • They have reacted with a mixture of dismay and anger to the spate of legislative activity aimed at banning overseas outsourcing or offshoring of government contracts.
    • It is time to expand this program to workers who lose service jobs to offshoring.

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