It appears that our jobless architects/engineers might find work coming to them in the near future. As this story says, more and more architectural designs are outsourced to other countries like the Philippines.
LAS VEGAS–Joel Francisco, a Filipino architect now working in Hawaii, could have employed computer-aided design (CAD) experts in the United States for his company’s projects. Yet Francisco chose to outsource his requirements to another Filipino working in Dubai.
“It’s not just because he is a Filipino, but if he were working here I would have to pay him in dollars,” said Francisco who currently works as project designer for Architects Hawaii Inc.