Studies have suggested that millions of jobs could be lost to automation over the next decade and that up to 50% of jobs currently in existence could be affected. “Companies aren’t asking the question, ‘How do we hire more people now?’” said Brian Kropp, the human resources practice leader at advisory firm CEB. “They’re asking, ‘How can we hire the best people, and what can we automate?’”
The occupations most at-risk because of automation range from retail salespersons and fast food workers to administrative assistants and accountants. Meanwhile, people working in fields like nursing or education will have a better shot at staying employed as software becomes more prevalent in the workplace.
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