San Francisco, San Jose Top Offshore Outsourcing List

San Francisco and San Jose are among the top five metropolitan areas likely to be see job losses from offshore outsourcing, according to a new study released by the Brookings Instutition. The thinktank said in its study that it expects 3.1 to 4.3 percent of jobs in the area to be lost between 2004-2015 due to offshore outsourcing. The study, "The Implications of Service Offshoring for Metropolitan Economies", used occupational job data to gauge the expected effect of offshoring on areas. If found, in particular, that at least 17 percent of computer programming, software engineering, and data entry jobs are likely to be offshored between 2004 and 2015 in areas like San Francisco and San Jose.