Forget Robots—People Skills Are the Future of American Jobs

Forget Robots—People Skills Are the Future of American Jobs

You might call it pink-collar work. Experts call it the future of the labor market.

Automation may be gutting American manufacturing jobs, but there’s one thing the robots still can’t beat us at: people skills.

It just so happens that the future of American labor will require a lot of them.The occupations projected to add the most jobs in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , all require people skills—like home health aides, registered nurses, and retail and service workers.Yet the jobs the president-elect has focused on reviving—mostly in manufacturing, dominated by men—are the ones most […]

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