The Future of Jobs in America Is Good…and Bad…and Complicated

Aug 4,
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This piece examines the trends in jobs in the United States and looks at the potential impact of technology on the job market. It argues that advances in technology have been beneficial for more industries than they have hurt. However, job growth is starting to slow in some sectors and automation is replacing some human labor. This shift has been felt most acutely in low-skilled, low-paid jobs. It goes on to state that although technology is creating more possibilities, it is also making certain jobs obsolete. As a result, some workers need to upgrade their skills or switch to different job roles if they want to stay competitive. The article also highlights the importance of policy makers in creating an environment conducive to job growth and job security, and suggests ways to ensure that workers have the skillsets and education they need for future job opportunities.