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Job losses through automation a real concern to leaders at Davos

Job losses through automation a real concern to leaders at Davos

Written by on January 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the real culprits are increasingly machines. And while business leaders gathered at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos relish the productivity gains technology can bring, they warned this week that […]

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Job losses from automation could be over 50 percent in SE Asia

Job losses from automation could be over 50 percent in SE Asia

Written by on July 7, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – More than half of workers in five Southeast Asian countries are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation in the next two decades, an International Labour Organization study found, with those in the garments industry particularly vulnerable. About 137 million workers or 56 percent of the salaried workforce from Cambodia, […]

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