Policy Analyst Susan J. Bottino Speaks at Saint Peter's College
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Nearly one of every eight jobs in New Jersey is potentially vulnerable to job offshoring, according to Susan J. Bottino, a policy analyst with New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP), spoke at Saint Peter’s College on Thursday October 14th in the second installment of the Guarini Center lecture series.
“Susan examined how global economic trends associated with offshoring are affecting the daily lives of workers throughout the United States and especially in New Jersey,” said Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, Saint Peter’s College political science professor and chair of the lecture series. “Offshoring affects everyone, especially students about to enter the workforce and those already working in at-risk industries.”
In her address, Ms. Bottino discussed a recent study conducted by NJPP examining New Jersey’s vulnerability to offshoring. In addition, she will outline a series of recommendations at the federal and state levels aimed to address the problems caused by offshoring.
Specific findings from the NJPP study that Ms. Bottino will review include:
· Approximately 492,000 jobs in New Jersey – or 1 in every 8- have the potential to be outsourced overseas.
· New Jersey workers are at a slightly greater risk because of the decline in manufacturing jobs and the higher concentration of jobs in the service and information industries.
· Office, computer and math jobs are most at risk.
NJPP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts research on major issues affecting New Jersey.