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Vatican conference probes dangers of 'outsourcing' labor

Catholic World News - May 26, 2011

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace hosted a one-day conference on “Industry and Outsourcing,” calling attention to the economic difficulties that arise when corporations contract workers in countries where wages are lowest.

“The short-term effects for industry may be larger profit margins,” said Father Michael Czerny, “but the long-term effects on national economies, society, and families may not be worth it." He pointed to European countries like Spain and Greece, where corporations have work to low-wage countries like India, while young Spanish and Greek workers are unable to find jobs, creating high unemployment and risking social unrest. The long-term problems, the Vatican official explained, arise when workers realize that their employment is not secure. Because they do not have steady jobs, they do not buy homes and raise families, and the communities in which they live become unstable.

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