A group of labor organizers and workers held a demonstration on Tuesday in front of a hotel where a conference about outsourcing was taking place. The term outsourcing describes the movement of many information technology jobs to countries overseas with lower labor costs. Executive interest in outsourcing has been growing and many companies see it as an economic necessity. The practice has drawn heavy criticism from labor activists and displaced workers.
See Alorie Gilbert, The New York Times, September 17, 2003