The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What Happens With Employment?

It is comforting to think that the job you currently hold is a permanent fixture in the landscape of work. Perhaps you think that your children may even follow in your footsteps, or maybe you are considering mentoring young people in the same career. So, when you hear that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and radically changing employment in the next five years—leading to a net loss of more than 5 million jobs worldwide—you’re probably a little uneasy. To delve deeper into these issues, the World Economic Forum (WEF) surveyed chief human resources officers and senior talent executives of employers who represent 15 of the world’s largest economies, accounting for 65 percent of the global workforce. The data uncovered by WEF, reported in The Future of Jobs, found…


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