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Programmes preparing workers facing layoffs for their next career are on the rise. But experts are cautious to call ‘outskilling’ the perfect solution to the automation takeover.

Source: BBC Beyond the 9-to-5

Date: February 14th, 2020

Link: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200212-the-real-ways-your-career-can-survive-automation

Discussion

  1. ” As the global march toward automation continues, particularly threatening jobs in factories, retail, food service and distribution centres, a significant gap in middle-skill workers (those with more education than a secondary school diploma) has also emerged. ” Is this statement about the threat of automation correct, or not?
  2. One of the very best articles about which jobs are at risk due to automation is here: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/four-ways-jobs-will-respond-to-automation/
    Based on this article, is the quote in question 1 above true, partly true, or false?

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