Some “Essential” Jobs Are Still In The Queue to be Automated

By Delonte Harrod

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“Digital literacy and problem-solving skills are fundamental to weathering current and future technological disruptions,” wrote Bashay, now a senior policy analyst at the Center For Law and Social Policy. “…. Workers also need full access to digital devices and reliable home broadband connections to be fully effective in a digitalizing economy. Even before the pandemic, the nature of work was already transforming to depend on new digital systems, processes, and skills. For many industries — especially those with more highly automatable roles or more easily digitized functions — digital skills are a vital threshold competency for the new hires and incumbent workers businesses depend on. Without these skills, workers are being left behind.”

 

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