They weren't low-paying BEFORE they were outsourced!
What has clearly happened here is that Obama aroused the ire of his corporate masters when he promised to end the tax incentives that made it attractive for corporations to outsource US jobs to other countries.
So now he is backing off trying to bring those jobs back. His sour grapes attempt to get off the hook is that you really do NOT want your old job back, you want to go find a new one! Just where that new jobs is to be found is, of course, not his problem.