Due to the technological advances in communication platforms and convenience of transportation around the world, people nowadays find it easy to work in foreign countries or as offshore employees. In my opinion,
trend has brought more drawbacks to individuals and countries than its benefits.
essay will discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of
development before reaching a conclusion.
On the one hand, fast means of transportation
allowed people to travel easily and freely, and
accept jobs in locations that would not be an option for them in normal situations. Some developing countries,
as Libya and Venezuela, import oil experts to help them discover and explore new oil and gas opportunities. If it had not been for the current advances in transportations, it would have been difficult to have these experts on a regular basis. Another advantage is that the current revolution in communication methods,
as video calls and faster Internet speeds, helped in creating a new market for imported jobs.
, India nowadays is exporting its services in
a call centre
the call centre
-offshore over the phone customer service- to a number of multinational companies because of their efficiency and lower cost.
, it can be understood why some people consider
as a positive development.
On the other hand
, despite the advantages mentioned above,
trend has caused a lot of serious consequences.
, due to the total dependence on foreign employees in some fields, local citizens find themselves stuck in specific roles in certain industries without having the opportunity to step up and occupy a leading role in
, relies on foreign companies to dig huge tunnels without passing the know-how of
industry to its local engineers.
to that, some countries now suffer from a shortage of local employees to cover certain jobs
as customer service agents, and Canada is a prime example of
, due to their total dependence on offshore hiring for
, it is clear to me that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages of
In conclusion, faster communications and transportation means
more people to travel easily and work freely, and new opportunities to be created.
, in my opinion, the negative impacts due to
a trend, in terms of excluding local citizens in certain jobs and market shortage in others, far outweigh the positives.