Wednesday, October 13, 2010

[IWS] JOB TRACKER (a ZIP code-searchable database of jobs exported) & REPORT

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


Working America


JOB TRACKER (a ZIP code–searchable database of jobs exported (as well as Occupational Safety and Health Act violations and other workplace issues)).



Find out which companies in your area are exporting jobs, laying off workers, endangering workers' health or involved in cases of violations of workers' rights. The database contains information on more than 400,000 companies nationwide.


Enter your ZIP code to see the detailed information.


See also accompanying report-

Sending Jobs Overseas: The Cost to America’s Economy and Working Families

[full-text, 30 pages]



This report was created by Working America and the AFL-CIO as a companion piece to Working America’s Job Tracker, a ZIP code–searchable database of jobs exported (as well as Occupational Safety and Health Act violations and other workplace issues). Users can search their area for companies that have sent jobs overseas. Though Job Tracker is one of the largest publicly available, fully searchable records of the extent and specifics of outsourcing, it only reveals the tip of the iceberg. This report and Job Tracker contextualize each other—Job Tracker by mapping specific job losses due to outsourcing, the report by taking a broad view of the national-level numbers that are available and offering case studies of key industries.


The problem of outsourcing is a global one. American policy solutions should not protect

America’s workers at the expense of others. Instead, policy responses to outsourcing should create good jobs for all who want them, as well as job rights for workers around the globe, so that corporations cannot drag down labor standards for all workers by exploiting a few.


This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 255-2703                
Fax: (607) 255-9641                       



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