Ruralsourcing Allows Companies To Keep Jobs In the Country

Ruralsourcing Allows Companies To Keep Jobs In the Country

A new trend promises to be a win-win scenario for small businesses and unemployed workers alike.

Naresh Kumar
  • 18 august 2010

A growing trend is emerging in the US that promises to give jobs to unemployed workers in small, rural areas of the country. Under “ruralsourcing,” work is outsourced to unemployed people in small towns where the cost of living is low, enabling companies to pay less than they would to workers in urban areas – thus being able to cut their own costs and still keep jobs in the country. This helps them negate disadvantages such as different time zones and communication issues that come with outsourcing to other countries. Onshore Technology Services and CrossUSA are two such companies that provide ruralsourcing solutions by recruiting minimum-wage or older workers from mid-sized cities with low living costs and training them to handle higher-end jobs for their clients.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.