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The Changing Face of Work in India

Posted by hkarner - 18. Juli 2017

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Jobs in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by hkarner - 31. Mai 2017

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Technology, jobs, and the future of work

Posted by hkarner - 27. Mai 2017

By James Manyika, McKinsey Global Institute, May 2017

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.

The world of work is in a state of flux, which is causing considerable anxiety—and with good reason. There is growing polarization of labor-market opportunities between high- and low-skill jobs, unemployment and underemployment especially among young people, stagnating incomes for a large proportion of households, and income inequality. Migration and its effects on jobs has become a sensitive political issue in many advanced economies. And from Mumbai to Manchester, public debate rages about the future of work and whether there will be enough jobs to gainfully employ everyone.

The development of automation enabled by technologies including robotics and artificial intelligence brings the promise of higher productivity (and with productivity, economic growth), increased efficiencies, safety, and convenience. But these technologies also raise difficult questions about the broader impact of automation on jobs, skills, wages, and the nature of work itself. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Where US Manufacturing Jobs Really Went

Posted by hkarner - 4. Mai 2017

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Find Out If a Robot Will Take Your Job

Posted by hkarner - 21. April 2017

Date: 20-04-2017
Source: TIME

At a community college in upstate New York, 12 cafeteria workers recently learned that they will lose their jobs — and be replaced by self-serve machines. It’s an issue that has played out in communities across the country, as robots get better and better at doing jobs — from taking fast food orders to mining coal — that once belonged to humans.

Is your job next? The answer to that question is complicated, according to a report by management consultant McKinsey, but most workers don’t need to worry. Experts found that less than 5% of jobs can be completely replaced by technology, though nearly every job involves tasks that robots could learn to do.
Enter your occupation below to see how much of your work may someday be done by machines.

Jobs with predictable activities in structured environments are the easiest to replicate with robots, a process known as automation. McKinsey estimates that 51% of all job-related activities in the U.S. economy fit this description, largely in manufacturing, food service and retail trade sectors. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Why Don’t All Jobs Matter?

Posted by hkarner - 18. April 2017

Date: 17-04-2017
Source: The New York Times Paul Krugman

President Trump is still promising to bring back coal jobs. But the underlying reasons for coal employment’s decline — automation, falling electricity demand, cheap natural gas, technological progress in wind and solar — won’t go away.

Meanwhile, last week the Treasury Department officially (and correctly) declined to name China as a currency manipulator, making nonsense of everything Mr. Trump has said about reviving manufacturing.

So will the Trump administration ever do anything substantive to bring back mining and manufacturing jobs? Probably not.

But let me ask a different question: Why does public discussion of job loss focus so intensely on mining and manufacturing, while virtually ignoring the big declines in some service sectors? Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Schwarzenberg nennt Österreichs Pläne für Arbeitsmarkt „Blödheit“

Posted by hkarner - 5. Februar 2017

4. Februar 2017, 12:31 derstandard.at

Ex-Außenminister: „Entweder sind sie EU-Mitglied oder sie sind es nicht“

schwarzenberg-ccPrag/Wien – Der Chef des außenpolitischen Ausschusses im tschechischen Abgeordnetenhaus, Karel Schwarzenberg, hat die Absicht Österreichs, den Zugang der EU-Bürger zum österreichischen Arbeitsmarkt zu beschränken, indirekt als „Blödheit“ bezeichnet.

„Österreich steht vor Wahlen und auch bei uns sagt man vor den Wahlen verschiedene Blödheiten“, sagte der ehemalige Außenminister gegenüber der Tageszeitung „Pravo“ (Samstag-Ausgabe). Österreich kann aber laut Schwarzenberg mit dieser Absicht bei der EU nicht durchkommen.

„Entweder sind sie EU-Mitglied oder sie sind es nicht (…) Glauben Sie, dass die EU den Österreichern das erlaubt, was sie England nicht erlaubt hat?“, so Schwarzenberg in dem Interview. Auf die Frage, ob der geplante Austritt Großbritanniens nicht eine Erosion der EU gestartet habe, antwortete Schwarzenberg, er könne „keine Blödheit ausschließen“. (APA, 4.2.2017) – derstandard.at/2000052104659/Schwarzenberg-nennt-OesterreichsArbeitsmarktplaene-Bloedheit

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Equipping people to stay ahead of technological change

Posted by hkarner - 12. Januar 2017

Date: 12-01-2017
Source: The Economist
Subject: Learning and earning

It is easy to say that people need to keep learning throughout their careers. The practicalities are daunting

WHEN education fails to keep pace with technology, the result is inequality.
Without the skills to stay useful as innovations arrive, workers suffer—and if enough of them fall behind, society starts to fall apart. That fundamental insight seized reformers in the Industrial Revolution, heralding state-funded universal schooling. Later, automation in factories and offices called forth a surge in college graduates. The combination of education and innovation, spread over decades, led to a remarkable flowering of prosperity.

Today robotics and artificial intelligence call for another education revolution. This time, however, working lives are so lengthy and so fast-changing that simply cramming more schooling in at the start is not enough. People must also be able to acquire new skills throughout their careers. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Routine’ Jobs Are Disappearing

Posted by hkarner - 4. Januar 2017

Date: 04-01-2017
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Many workers instead are taking lower-paying low-skill manual work or dropping out of the labor force, according to new research

Middle-class jobs based on a relatively narrow set of repeated tasks, such as welding-machine operators or bank tellers, are on the decline.

One of the most worrying economic trends over the past few decades has been the decline of middle-class jobs in the U.S.

As “routine” jobs—often middle-class work based on a relatively narrow set of repeated tasks, such as welding-machine operators or bank tellers—disappear, many workers who would typically have held them have taken on lower-paying low-skill manual work or simply dropped out of the labor force, according to new research from a trio of economists. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Trump’s Extreme Oligarchy

Posted by hkarner - 30. Dezember 2016

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