“They’re always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case,” said Andrew Puzder, then chief executive of Hardee’s Food Systems Inc., a restaurant chain headquartered in Tennessee. He was talking about swapping employees for machines. Statements like these give workers reason to worry. The advent of a jobless economy raises concern because tasks……

Educational institutions should offer students and workers soft skills, entrepreneurial and managerial skills that are harder to automate and offer workers the flexibility to move between jobs. This also means providing students and workers with digital and IT skills, computer science and computer programming skills. Changes within Industries and Labour Markets Structural change in developing countries is usually understood as a shift of employment from agriculture to industry, and from less……

Several trends, such as technological change, population aging, and globalization, are simultaneously affecting the demand and supply of different types of skills. This can generate skill shortages, particularly in countries where supply is not sufficiently responsive to changes in skill demand. Where to find the gap? Despite the costs that these skill shortages can entail for employers and the economy, reasonable measures of the phenomenon are hard to come by. Notably,……

The Smartphone We are carrying around in our pockets incredibly capable computers that can run sophisticated apps and do a lot of heavy computational work, even though they are very small. Those devices are connected with each other through the network on the World Wide Web. With this, any mobile phone gets access to the cloud-delivered enterprise applications that can be accessed over the web. New Technologies These new-world technologies are pretty easy and……