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[awf-shawr-ing, ‐shohr‐, of‐] /ˈɔfˈʃɔr ɪŋ, ‐ˈʃoʊr‐, ˈɒf‐/
the practice of moving employees or certain business activities to foreign countries as a way to lower costs, avoid taxes, etc.:
the offshoring of software jobs to China. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for offshoring
  • Hence, downsizing and offshoring of some noneditorial functions.
  • Between machine learning technology and offshoring it seems to me there will be a big impact on employment in the future.
  • There are even financial and regulatory incentives to offshoring hydrogen generation.
  • But anxiety about offshoring has risen, for three reasons.
  • By and large, the authors shy away from the political hot potato of offshoring.
  • Outsourcing and offshoring are hot political potatoes in rich countries.
  • Unlike manufacturing jobs, natural resource industries aren't susceptible to offshoring when labour costs soar.
  • The who point of offshoring is exactly to cut employee benefits.
  • It seems that during a labor shortage rising wages result in downsizing, offshoring, and other forms of restructuring.
  • Another example is the increased use of offshoring and outsourcing of work.
British Dictionary definitions for offshoring


the practice of moving a company's operating base to a foreign country where labour costs are cheaper
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Contemporary definitions for offshoring

the practice of moving business processes or services to another country, esp. overseas, to reduce costs's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for offshoring

in the economic sense, as a form of outsourcing, attested by 1988, from offshore.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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offshoring in Technology

Transfer of a business process, e.g. manufacturing or customer service, from a company in one country to the same or another company in a different country. This overlaps partially with outsourcing, in which work is transferred to a different company in the same or a different country.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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