A friend told me about his new job: setting up an office for a Silicon Valley hardware/software company here in the Boston area. “I need to hire about 10 engineers,” he said. Why would they want to fragment their workforce by adding an office 3000 miles away? “Everything costs about 30 percent less here in Cambridge, including salaries.”
Readers: Is this a trend? Should we coin the term “other shoring” for hiring cheap workers in Boston?