In late 2017, the McKinsey Global Institute released a report estimating that automation in the workplace could eliminate up to 73 million jobs in the U.S. by 2030. A growing chorus of skeptics is proclaiming: We don’t buy it!
“The largest corporate layoffs of this century to date seem primarily to have been caused not by advanced technology, but by market changes, mergers, and plain old bad business decisions,” says Elliot Dinkin, CEO of Cowden Associates, a compensation and benefits consultancy in Pittsburgh.
For more than a half-century, technology has been blamed for killing jobs. Yet, in 1950, the U.S. Census […]