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Posted on Automation. Taking jobs aways from the skilled

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#1 posted 02-18-2017 12:40 PM

People are still clinging to old labor market principles. That s understandable, since these have been reliable since the first cave man traded a pelt for fire wood. I have no idea what the solution will be. But something very different than what we have now.

- clin

The solution is education. The people losing their jobs are typically those with less education.

The title of this thread was “Skilled” people losing their jobs. I still contend that it’s not the skilled that are losing their jobs, but rather the unskilled.
From what I hear from sales reps, is that most shops in our area are hiring, but there’s a serious lack of skilled labor.
As long as the economy is doing well, custom shops will continue to need more and more employees.
It’s the “factory” type shops that replacing people with machines, and mostly unskilled labor. Places that make thousands of the same things, day in and day out.

-- Gerry,

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