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Capital Mobility And Job Loss: Corporate Restructuring, Production Shifts, And Outsourcing, Stephanie Luce, Kate Bronfenbrenner Oct 2009

Capital Mobility And Job Loss: Corporate Restructuring, Production Shifts, And Outsourcing, Stephanie Luce, Kate Bronfenbrenner

Kate Bronfenbrenner

[Excerpt] This chapter examines the impact of corporate restructuring and global outsourcing on employment in the Commonwealth and the shifts in production from workplaces in Massachusetts to other countries. In particular we focus on global outsourcing, the shifting of work from Massachusetts offshore to countries in Europe and Asia, and nearshore to Canada and countries in Latin America. Given the huge media attention that outsourcing and nearshoring have garnered, and the increasing trend they represent toward corporate restructuring and capital mobility with lasting repercussions for workers, families, unions, and communities in the Commonwealth, it is important to assess their relative ...


Wfcr Interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree About Free Screenings For Depression And Anxiety, Christopher E. Overtree May 2009

Wfcr Interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree About Free Screenings For Depression And Anxiety, Christopher E. Overtree

Christopher E. Overtree

The Psychological Services Center at UMASS Amherst is offering free screenings for anxiety and depression for members of the local community. The clinic's director, psychologist Christopher Overtree, told WFCR's Susan Kaplan that, like other mental health clinics in the region, they've seen an increase in the number of patients with anxiety.