Manufacturing has been predominantly shifting offshore for well over a decade.
We all know this.
Companies know this.
Yet we are still shocked when another company decides to go offshore.
People do lose jobs, which is a hard jolt, ultimately in the long run (in theory) they will fill positions that deliver higher value to the economy.
At the moment jobs are going to go offshore at an alarming rate and it’s not going to stop. Why? Companies are set up to make a profit for their owners, until that changes, companies will explore the most profitable solutions.
That aside, what I want to touch on is being proactive.
If this has been a trend for so long, why haven’t governments set up proactive departments? That seek out manufacturers, help them go offshore but also help them upskill their workers and maximise the opportunities for them.
This would be the smartest move for all.
Why try and stop the inevitable, be proactive, everyone wins.