Automation of the workforce is spreading throughout the world. This is endangering many unskilled labor jobs. Countries must act to ensure that they can take advantage of this quickly changing labor landscape. Nations must create strategies that retrain the workers most threatened from automation. There must also be a change in the educational system to focus on subjects that will be important in the future. The need for skilled labors will be greater in the future and nations will have to better incentivize them to work in their nation. This will also increase the movement of people regionally and internationally. If the strategy is implemented correctly, countries could raise workers salaries by shifting their careers to an area that is more in demand.
Jan Švejnar, Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia University
Our discussion will be held on 20 November 2019, in Dox Center for Contemporary Art, Poupětova 1, Prague.
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