Shops checkouts are predicted to disappear this decade. Customers will be able to take what they want and walk out, with payment done automatically.
Technological change has always destroyed jobs. But now automation and artificial intelligence are drying up the options for those displaced.
Coal miners return on a buggy after working a shift underground at the Perkins Branch Coal Mine in Cumberland, Oct. 15, 2014.
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Economic and political trends are driving a shift away from coal. What kind of assistance do coal workers and communities need?
Keeping older workers on the job past 65 could help solve Canada’s skill shortage, but the federal parties are silent on the topic.
The Canadian workforce is aging. At the same time, we’re facing a skills shortage. Keeping older workers on the job past 65 is an obvious solution but the federal parties are silent on the topic.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with construction workers who stopped to listen to his speech in Essex, Ont., Sept. 20, 2019.
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Three federal public policy changes impacting employed and contingent workers could significantly buffer anticipated impacts of automation, Artificial Intelligence and a changing economy.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon’s plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
The Holden auto plant in Adelaide.
While previous auto plant closures have seen many workers become long term unemployed, but firms, unions and the government have worked hard to retrain and transition workers.
Are “better jobs” ahead for sacked Qantas workers?
The exact nature and location of the job cuts announced yesterday at Qantas are still sketchy, but Alan Joyce’s announcement indicates 5000 equivalent full-time jobs will be cut in the next three years…