Certain jobs will never be outsourced, specifically careers in the construction and sheet metal industries.
For about 20 years, the most persistent problem facing sheet metal contractors has been the skilled-labor shortage. Talented young people have been forsaking industry careers for a variety of reasons that have been detailed many times in the trade press: the work is hard and unglamorous, school counselors turn their noses up, etc.
But now, for a brief moment - who knows how long it will last - it may be possible to turn this situation around. The mainstream news media is filled with stories lamenting the outsourcing of jobs to low-cost foreign countries. Long an unpleasant fact to factory workers, the outsourcing phenomenon lately has unleashed a tidal wave of angst among white-collar workers as well.