A new survey has found that high-tech industry outsourcing has declined for the third straight year. The results of the report came as technology executives from Michigan held a job fair in Florida to lure highly skilled tech workers to their state.
According to the survey, conducted by BDO USA consultants, 50 percent of companies are looking to boost their workforce this year, with 80 percent saying they are unlikely to outsource any services or manufacturing overseas in the near future.
"With unemployment numbers still hovering above 8 percent, pressure is mounting from Washington to bring jobs home. The tech industry seems to be moving in that direction, which is good news for U.S. job seekers," said Paul Heiselmann, partner in the technology and life sciences practice at BDO.
Meanwhile in Florida, the Michigan Development Corporate Talent Team is trying to recruit skilled high tech workers from the state's Space Coast, according to WTVT News.
A number of large companies attended a recent job fair in Cape Canaveral, including Quicken Loans and Chrysler, hoping to lure workers with ties to Michigan back to the state to fill a number of open positions for experienced talent in information technology, engineering and defense.