New data reveals 12m European jobs could be lost to automation by 2040

New data reveals 12m European jobs could be lost to automation by 2040

Research firm Forrester has forecasted that 12 million jobs will be lost to automation across Europe by 2040, with 34 per cent of European jobs at risk.

According to Forrester’s Future of Jobs Forecast, workers with little bargaining power are most at risk of displacement, especially in countries where many are subject to casual employment contracts, including zero-hour contracts in the UK, which require no guaranteed working hours, or part-time jobs with low wages, such as “mini-jobs” in Germany.

Job losses to automation will subsequently impact European workers in wholesale, retail, transport, accommodation, food services, and leisure and hospitality on a […]

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