If reskilling is not quick enough, it's not COVID's fault

 

It cannot be. It just can’t.

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Automation BOOMING after COVID-19? Gee, who could have ever suspected something like the pandemic posing a long-term threat to many jobs?

WHICH jobs, and how?

In 2021, companies are starting to automate “an entire class of service jobs created when manufacturing began to deploy more automation”. So what?

This is not news at all, of course, just something that was bound to happen as soon as technically possible, with or without pandemics. The only real news here is the fact that a report on threatened jobs still includes, in 2021, pearls like these:

  • “Ideally, automation can redeploy [low-skilled] workers into better and more interesting work, so long as they can get the appropriate technical training”
  • “But although that’s happening now, it’s not moving quickly enough”

Of course it is not happening quick enough. It can’t. I summarized the main reasons why it can’t here.

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