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Rise of the Machines to threaten 46% of Scottish jobs before 2030

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automated machines threaten Scottish jobs

A recent report The ‘Scotland Skills 2030’ report, produced by the Institute for Public Policy Scotland, has warned that nearly half of the Scottish workforce are at risk Scotland Skills 2030of job termination because of the rise of automated machines in the workplace.

The key takeaway headline via IPPR reads:

"The world of work in 2030 will be very different to that in 2017. People are more likely to be working longer, and will often have multiple jobs, with multiple employers and in multiple careers. Over 2.5 million adults of working age in Scotland today (nearly 80 per cent) will still be of working age by 2030. At the same time, over 46 per cent of jobs (1.2 million) in Scotland are at high risk of automation. We will therefore need a skills system ready to work with people throughout their careers."

Check out this full article via Tech City News that paints a more detailed picture of the story, or head straight to IPPR Scotland website where the report, and it's findings and recommendations can be downloaded and read.

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Published on: 9th May 2017

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