Friday, May 19, 2017

Automation puts millions of U.S. retail jobs at risk

Automation may be mission-critical to operational longevity in the retail industry, but it could be creating a significant pool of “stranded workers.”
 
Six million to 7.5 million retail jobs likely will be automated out of existence in the coming years, leaving a large portion of the retail workforce at risk of becoming “stranded workers.” Retail cashiers are at highest risk for automation technologies, and women hold 73% of these positions.. . . more

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