Outsourcing is the business practice of hiring people outside a company to perform services that traditionally were performed within the company, by the business’s own employees. Companies typically do this to save money, since it is often less expensive to pay a third-party provider than hire a full-time employee.Examples of jobs that are outsourced range from customer support to manufacturing to payroll and human resource services. Many companies have eliminated their entire in-house customer service call centers and outsourced that function to third party companies located in lower cost locations.  The practice of outsourcing is subject to considerable controversy in many countries. One side argues outsourcing has caused the loss of domestic jobs, particularly in the manufacturing or textile industry.  However, supporters of outsourcing argue that it creates an incentive for businesses and companies to allocate resources where they are most effective, and that outsourcing helps maintain the nature of free market economies on a global scale.