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Stores are racing each other to automate, and job losses are likely the next step.
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Small metros with large shares of workers in blue-collar manufacturing and service jobs are likely to be hit harder.
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"With a new and modernized supply chain infrastructure, we will be even more responsive to the needs of our customers."
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The retailer says minimum wage hikes are pushing it to cut costs.
Get ready for a globalized workforce and a lifetime of retraining, report from Dell says.
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More than 40 per cent of jobs could be wiped out in next 10 to 20 years, on par with what happened during the Great Recession.
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Automation, rather than globalization, has hollowed out middle-income jobs.
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As manual jobs get replaced, new, more sophisticated jobs will appear in retail.
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After dropping out twelve years ago, Mark Zuckerberg made his triumphant return to Harvard last month to receive an honorary degree. While there, he delivered the commencement address to the latest crop of overachieving graduates. Zuckerberg made some clearer allusions to the sectors of the economy most likely to see growth.
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Lower-paid, lower-skilled jobs are most at risk, but they're not the only ones.
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Ontario has decided to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019. It will become the second province after Alberta to move towards a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The implementation of a higher minimum wage is expected to affect workers and businesses differently.
Baby boomers are a different story, though.
They are self-charging, so they can work continuously.
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We shouldn't fear new tech, but we should be prepared for its negative aspects, Carolyn Wilkins says.
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"Autonomous Vehicles" (AV') - recall a futuristic scene with robots delivering your mail and drones dropping the latest smartphone to your front step. In fact, the future is now and autonomous vehicle...
Federal officials were warned over the summer that machines are going to replace more jobs in the workforce in the coming years and that will require a rethink of how government helps the unemployed....
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Automation means job levels may never return to pre-oil crash levels.
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Every day, more and more companies are relying on the IoT to bump up efficiency, productivity, and quality on the factory floor. From real-time quality assurance on the assembly line to speeding up inventory procedures, here are just a few ways companies are making the IoT work to their advantage.
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Four pivotal moments that have changed the way we make things. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Canada's longstanding social contract is at risk, Dominic Barton says.
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If you think that creativity will be safe from the automation of everything, you are wrong. It's not a question of "if" creativity and advertising will be automated, it is a question of "when." Whethe...
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Whether it's a full scale legacy system overhaul, or simply moving to social media channels to better engage with audiences, companies don't have the luxury of time on their side to pursue digital transformation as late adopters.
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If our economy is shifting, how much emphasis do we really need to place on filling predicted shortages and attracting more young people to the trades? While we focus so much on the digital space, we can't forget that Canada is about to make massive investments in physical infrastructure.
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Automation -the replacement of humans with technology- is everywhere. It's impacting our day-to-day lives, usually in ways we barely notice. Grocery store self-checkouts or the map app on your phone a...
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What is the Internet Of Things and how can companies leverage the technology. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Ten-year project aims to make Ontario a "world leader" in automated technology.
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Even doctors, lawyers and engineers won't be spared.
Many Western countries have followed a policy of neoliberalism for the last few decades. A combination of privatization, deregulation including financial deregulation, free trade and globalization characterize neoliberalism. Neoliberalism has been a boon for global economic growth; both developed and developing countries have benefited from neoliberalism in terms of high economic growth.
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It’s not only drivers who are at risk.
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The world is seeing "a large decline in the demand for less-skilled jobs."
In what may be the shape of fast-food retail to come, McDonald’s has begun rolling out self-serve kiosks at locations in Canada, but the company says the move is not a threat to job security. Though i...
STELLARTON, N.S. - The Sobeys grocery business expects to eliminate 1,300 jobs over the next year or two as it moves to open new distribution centres in Ontario and Alberta and continues to integrate...