Some jobs that have been outsourced overseas are returning to U.S. shores. A new trend known as ‘rural sourcing’ is beginning to take root - including in Georgia. The term applies to companies placing some jobs - typically information technology or call center work - in small cities and towns in the U.S. Costs to companies are lower there than in bigger cities, and they’re closer to what’s spent overseas.
Flemming says last year more than 4500 jobs were lost to overseas outsourcing. A bill that would have given companies a tax credit for hiring the unemployed was vetoed by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2009.