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Automation threatened to significantly less jobs

The digital transformation means for the labour market according to estimates by the Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD) profound changes - but it also harbours opportunities.

in Total, are threatened, according to estimates, in the next 15 to 20 years, 14 percent of the jobs in the OECD area, strong automation, said the organization on Thursday. This can be demonstrated "significantly less" than in some studies.

"of massive technological unemployment" is hardly to be expected, said the organization, with a view to concerns that automation could destroy in the next two decades, almost half of all jobs. According to the OECD employment Outlook, many opportunities to create new Jobs instead.

New professional

So there is about a completely new career fields in Big Data Management, robotic engineering, or in the drone technology. Also the quality of Employment could be improved - for example, by dangerous or boring tasks would be automated.

workers may also choose their working time, thus increasing your Work-Life Balance improve. In addition, the work to leave the environment safer and healthier.

Overall, the future of the work depended "heavily on the policy decisions of the countries", - said the OECD. With the right choices, the opportunities and the risks limit themselves.

Video: is change in the labour market The future is now: The OECD presented in your Video, how we work in the future. (Source: OECD)

Nevertheless, even those who retain their current job, significant changes are imminent in the organization. In addition to the 14 percent of the jobs, for a significant automation of the risk, the OECD for a further 32 per cent of the Jobs radical changes as individual areas of activity should be automated.

Large are the risks according to the OECD, in the Manufacturing sector, but also in many service industries. In the health care and education, as well as in the public sector, the automation of risk is low, but also there are a lot of people would be affected by the digital change. Necessary, therefore, among other things, training opportunities, greater attention to disadvantaged groups.

Adequate funding needed

"Despite all the uncertainty, we look forward to any future without work", i.e. in the employment Outlook. Need effective, adequately-funded measures", by which the change is managed, and an increase in inequality could be avoided, however,". (aru/sda)

Created: 25.04.2019, 14:03 PM

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