As labor shortages and rising wages persist, companies are turning to foreign outsourcing, a growing trend in the remote work world. In 2021, American companies that struggle to find candidates due to visa bureaucracy and overseas hiring allow them to bring skilled employees overseas.

Offices in India and other destinations that traditionally provide lower wages for lower-skilled jobs like call centers, while more highly skilled jobs like financial and technical departments are now following the same outsourcing trend. Although moving positions overseas has its difficulties, challenges, and language barriers, companies can now address labor shortages and add skilled employees while lowering their wage bills, which may alleviate inflationary pressures.