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GM’s Layoffs – Technology-driven changes in the nature of work

News that General Motors plans to cut up to 14,800 jobs in the U.S. and Canada was initially reported as a conventional business-cycle adjustment — a “trimming of the sails.” The main causes of the cuts were understood to be slowing demand in the U.S. and China, slumping demand for sedans, and the need to … Continue reading

Gender Diversity – Technology can promote it

BCG analyzed technology’s potential in aiding companies’ gender diversity efforts and concluded that technology can help in both short-term and long-term ways. In the short term, companies can use technology to support specific types of diversity interventions. Longer term, women who develop expertise in digital will be positioning themselves for leadership roles in the many … Continue reading

The three-fold effects of technology and globalization on labor markets

The effects of technology—especially digital innovation—and globalization on labor markets are three-fold. The first effect is disruption as jobs relocate to take advantage of lower costs, evolve to entail different tasks, or undergo wholesale change with the elimination of old jobs and the emergence of new ones. Disruption is a permanent feature of any dynamic … Continue reading

Technology, jobs, and the future of work – Several solution spaces to consider

Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can help policy makers, business leaders, and workers move forward.  Policy makers will need to address issues such as benfits and variability that these digital platforms can raise. ƒAccelerate the creation of jobs in general through stimulating investment and … Continue reading

Virtual Reality, Education and Career Exploration – Potential application of existing and emerging digital

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of existing and emerging digital technologies and their potential application for K-12 education and career exploration. The report scopes a range of technologies including virtual and augmented reality, haptics, tangibles, and new video media. It aims to provide accessible explanations of these technologies and some … Continue reading

Technology and Jobs – Automation and digitalisation are unlikely to destroy large numbers of jobs

In recent years, there has been a revival of concerns that automation and digitalisation might after all result in a jobless future. The debate has been fuelled by studies for the US and Europe arguing that a substantial share of jobs is at “risk of computerisation”. These studies follow an occupation-based approach proposed by Frey … Continue reading

Technology and Jobs – Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution failing the middle class?

While technology enters its next golden age, the percentage of adults working or looking for work is the lowest in almost 40 years in countries such as the United States. Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution failing the middle class? Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  The Promise of Progress – World … Continue reading

Industry 4.0 – How will job profiles evolve?

Industrial production was transformed by steam power in the nineteenth century, electricity in the early twentieth century, and automation in the 1970s. These waves of technological advancement did not reduce overall employment, however. Although the number of manufacturing jobs decreased, new jobs emerged and the demand for new skills grew. Today, another workforce transformation is … Continue reading

Will technology replace the human workforce and destroy the psychological connection between humans and work ?

“Will technology (e.g., artificial intelligence and robots) replace the human workforce and destroy the psychological connection between humans and work in the process?” At present there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the answers to this question  While some feel humans and machines are moving hand in hand towards a future of blissful symbiosis, there … Continue reading

Technology has been a great job-creating machine study finds

The battle between man and machines goes back centuries. Are they taking our jobs? Or are they merely easing our workload?  A study by economists at the consultancy Deloitte seeks to shed new light on the relationship between jobs and the rise of technology by trawling through census data for England and Wales going back … Continue reading

Canada – A third feel their jobs are threatened by advances in technology

A global Randstad study found that a third of Canadians feel their jobs are threatened by advances in technology, and one in four believes the job they currently hold could vanish entirely if the trend continues. Advancements in technology have always threatened certain industries, and now is no different. From giant corporations to university libraries … Continue reading

The labor market implications of technological change in US

The rate of technological innovation obviously has major labor market effects. What is the relationship between new technological advances and the current skill distribution of the labor force? Continue reading

Technology Skills Gap: Fact or Fiction? Part I (Video)

Many organizations are looking to take advantage of technologies like unified communications, mobility, big data, and cloud solutions (to name a few) to enhance business operations and remain competitive in their sectors. Implementing and supporting such solutions requires highly specialized engineers to design, install and manage networks as the backbone of these deployments – video – The myths and realities of the technology skills gap with Gary Beach
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Technology Is Destroying Jobs finds a MIT professor

Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is. ­Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his collaborator and coauthor Andrew McAfee have been arguing for the last year and a half that impressive advances in computer technology—from improved industrial … Continue reading

Technology sector layoffs surge as Hewlett-Packard cuts job cut

Planned layoffs that will impact 30,000 workers at computer giant Hewlett-Packard helped push job cuts announced by technology-sector firms to their highest level in three years, according to a report on tech-sector downsizing released Monday by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Technology firms, including those in computer, electronics, and telecommunications, combined to … Continue reading

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