Jobs Going to the Robots
Workers have long feared losing jobs to newcomers, but the threat has changed in the digital age, with technology posing a new form of competition. With 2.3 million robots already present in the global workforce, bots are now projected to supplant 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030, including 1.5 million in the United States. The pandemic accelerated this shift, as industries turn to technology to alleviate financial losses. The jobs that follow are poised to become increasingly automated, especially as huge chains like Chili's and Chipotle turn to robots and artificial intelligence software amid an unprecedented labor crunch.