Leaders, did you know that 5 million jobs will soon be lost?未来将有500万个工作消失!

赖彩云 Jessy Lai Chai Yun-unemployment-job-work
[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Leaders, did you know that 5 million jobs will soon be lost?

It is no news that innovation often disrupts the status quo and threatens entire industries. When TV first came around, many predicted the demise of radio broadcasting. Later on, economists claimed that the internet will cause the death of the news industry. At one point, e-books also threatened to replace printed books. In retrospect, none of these prophesies came true. However, while none of the older industries actually die out, they did suffer a significant hit.

With the advancement of technology, many experts and researches are predicting massive changes in the economy and labour market by the year 2020.

In fact, the World Economic Forum (WEF) just published a report this year, predicting that artificial intelligence (AI) and machines would fundamentally revamp how the world functions. Due to this, there will be an estimated 5 million jobs lost in the year 2020.

The forum that happens annually in Switzerland collected data from 15 major economic bodies, and interviewed 350 corporations around the world before coming up with this projection.

More specifically, the new age of machines will render 7.1 million jobs obsolete worldwide while creating 2.01 million new jobs, which brings us to the net loss of 5 million jobs.

The most affected group in this fourth wave of industrial revolution are people in the administration line and white collared workers.

The report also posit that the industries facing risk of disappearing in future are: medicine, energy, and financial services. On the contrary, industries that will enjoy significant growth are telecommunications, technology, media and entertainment.

Two things stood out to me particularly:

Firstly, banks are going to experience an “Uber Moment”. This essentially means that almost all of a their transactions are going to move online. Brick and mortar outlets becomes much less necessary, and so will the workers. In the next 10 years, there will be a significant decrease in the number of people employed in the financial industry.

Secondly, women workers face significant threat of being left out in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries. Due to their lack of participation, the growth of these fields holds little promise for them.
After reading this report, I began to realise that many industries may begin to suffer a shortage of talents due to tectonic shifts in our economy. As industries die out, waves of unemployment will begin, and economic inequality will worsen.

This is hardly good news for corporations. To change this, governments need to be aware of what is head, and plan the course of the nation accordingly.

How can corporations stand firm in the currents of change? The key is in diversifying your workforce. Employ people of different age groups, ethnicity and gender, solidifying your company’s ability to stand against cultural changes.

There is also a dire need to reflect—is our way of doing things still relevant? How do we change our minds to think in a way that fits the brave new world?

The WEF report clearly states that 65% of children who are entering primary school right now will one day hold jobs that do not even exist today. Continuous training is crucial in ensuring our survivability.
Now is the time to implement changes in our education and training systems. Or else, we risk serious shortage of talents in future, especially in the technology industry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]领导人,你知道吗?未来将有500万个工作消失!



世界经济论坛(WEF, World Economic Forum)今年发布的一份报告指出,人工智慧、机器人以及生物科技将破坏目前的商业世界的一贯模式,2020年,将比现在少500万个工作机会!






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