Our Working Future

Volume 406

Editor: Justin Healey

Print book ISBN: 9781925339123

E-book ISBN: 9781925339130

Year: 2016

$28.00 (includes $2.55 GST)

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Technology is already dramatically reshaping Australia’s workforce through computerisation and automation across a range of industries. Recent studies estimate that up to half of Australian jobs face a high probability of being replaced by computers in the next 20 years. What are the jobs most under threat, and where are the jobs of the future to be found? This book explores the impact of emerging technologies in the workforce of the future; digital disruption and the impact of computerisation and automation on employment outlook; technological and structural change in Australia’s labour market; ways in which Australia could develop its capacity to adapt to industry transformation through innovation; and opportunities for young people to seek out future skills and higher learning. Could a robot do your job? How can we innovate in order to meet the demands of our working future? Chapter 1: The future workplace Chapter 2: Career trends in the future Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index

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