Survey finds 1 in 5 companies has replaced workers with technology
Is automation a job killer or creator? Both, according to new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. In a nationwide survey, one in five companies (21 percent) reported they have deskilled workers, i.e., replaced employees with automation. Among companies with more than 500 employees, the number is 30 percent. While eliminating jobs, the vast majority (68 percent) of companies who have replaced workers with automation said their adoption of new technology resulted in new positions being added in their firms. Thirty-five percent of companies that deskilled workers said they ended up creating more jobs in their firms than they had prior to the automation.
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