New technology and automation will eliminate millions of jobs, but workers displaced by robots will be “easily” re-employed after retraining – often in higher paying positions… The study [conducted by the World Economic Forum, Burning Glass Technologies and Boston Consulting Group] follows up on a similar report last year, which predicted that new technology in the workplace will mean the loss of 5 million jobs in 15 leading global economies by 2020. The latest research focused on the impact the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – digital and traditional technology coming together to deliver efficiencies that will mean more jobs can be automated – will have on employment in the US. Read more >>

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