Robots are set to replace people in transport and manufacturing jobs in vast numbers
“The numbers of robots in use around the world has tripled to 2.25 million over the last 20 years and is forecast to reach 20 million by 2030, according to consultants Oxford Economics. In its report “How robots change the world – what automation really means for jobs and productivity,” the consultancy is also forecasting millions of job losses. Trucking, shipping, and ports will be affected – in fact, they already are.”- According to the article in freightwaves.com and its author Jim Wilson
The working class likely to be hit hardest, and truck drivers are one of them
And it is the lower income regions of the globe’s major economies that will be most affected.
“On average, a new robot displaces nearly twice as many jobs in lower-income regions compared with higher income regions of the same country,” according to the report. – Wilson also wrote in his article.
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Source and credits: freightwaves.com / Jim Wilson, Australia Correspondent