"30 Days: Outsourcing" (2006) (Part 1/2)

"Morgan Spurlock's volunteer, a successful computer programmer who lost his lucrative job to outsourcing, travels to India to try to get it back.

Will he discover the secret of India's success? Or that sending jobs overseas is an unstable gamble?

In the 1980s American corporations realised they could manufacture their goods cheaper in a foreign country and millions of American factory workers were left unemployed.

In the 1990s it was the turn of the white-collar worker, as the advent of the internet allowed companies to fire expensive American employees and hire foreign franchises to run key parts of their businesses. This is outsourcing.

With its well-educated, English-speaking workforce, India is fast becoming the destination of choice for outsourced jobs in technology and customer services."