• Technology has made a number of traditional jobs redundant. For example, ATMs replaced some bank jobs. The new wave of technologies like automation and artificial intelligence is a threat to many jobs. There is an impact of technology on employment opportunities in almost every sector. So, this GD topic – ‘Impact of technology on Jobs’ is one of the most famous GD Topics.

The positive impact of Technology on jobs:

  • Technological innovations result in improved lifestyles, and hence consumerism increased and thereby results in more employment opportunities. For example, the industrial revolution created more jobs than it eliminated. If we take the example of 3D printing technology, building houses by 3D printing is a great technological innovation. Eventually, it will result in some job losses in the construction industry at least in the starting. But this innovation will result in creating more affordable homes and hence more and more people may want to buy a house. And so, with more consumers, more houses will be built and hence will create so many jobs but of a different kind.
  • Technology increases productivity and hence reduces the burden on workers and eliminates the burden of doing repetitive tasks. For this, workers need to learn some skills to stay employed. It’s just that the workers should be given training for the newly created jobs. If the government takes care of the reskilling of low-skilled workers, we can take advantage of the impact of technology on jobs.
  • Due to technology, demand for technically skilled youth is increasing and hence more jobs available for educated youth. This can solve the problem of educated unemployment to some extent.
  • Technology helps in the growth of the economy.  Companies that use technology will save so much money by replacing human labour with technological innovations. And thereby they expand their services. And as a result, they create more jobs. More employees will be added to the economy, and more revenue by taxes will come to the government. So, there will be economic growth. This economic growth can be utilised by the government to create more employment opportunities with better pay.
  • Technologies have the potential to create large scale jobs in rural areas and hence addresses the rural unemployment issue. Till now, jobs with better pay are concentrated in urban areas.
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The negative impact of Technology on jobs:

  • The immediate result of new technologies will be job losses because some jobs will become redundant. Machines and automation are replacing low-skilled workers. If any company do not replace human labour with technology, it is susceptible to losses due to heavy competition from other companies which use technology. So, it is inevitable for companies to catch up with the technologies. In this process, low-skilled workers will be the first section to be removed from the jobs. As a consequence of that, income inequalities are further widening.
  • Not just the low-skilled, and semi-skilled jobs, even high skilled job are at threat due to the new wave of technologies like Artificial intelligence. This can reduce the employment opportunities available for technically skilled persons.
  • At present, a gap in the career will be a big disadvantage due to changing and constantly improving technologies. This may force some women to stay at home after taking maternity leaves.
  • Technical advancement is forcing people to continuously update their knowledge to sustain themselves in the job market. This can be too overwhelming for some to balance work and personal life.
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Technology changes the nature of jobs. Even though some jobs will become redundant, technological advancement has the potential to create many more employment opportunities than it eliminated. Continuous learning and updating the skills is the need of the hour.

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  • Tehnology on Jobs, Sep 12, 2023 @ 1:13 pm Reply

    The content is Good & more helpful as it potrayed and covered both sides of Technology & how it is impacting on jobs now a days.

  • Bhagwan Singh, Sep 7, 2022 @ 1:43 am Reply

    There are two sides of this topic: 1) How technology is affecting low skilled people and 2) How technology is affecting high skilled or well-educated people.
    For 1st one I can clearly say for them technology is nothing more than a curse. How? Ok let me explain it with my real-life experience that is when I was in 8th (around 2010) class then I can remember that we were hiring every year around 50 to 60 peoples for cultivating our 40 acers land and in covid when I was in my village then I have seen that we hired only 2 people for cultivating same 40 acer land. Why? Because of this technology and automatic machine that we started using in farming. So, what about these 48 people who lost their job just because of technology for them technology is a curse and nothing. That’s why I said technology is affecting very badly these peoples.

    Second side of this same topic is how technology affecting high skilled or well-educated people jobs. I want to start discussion with my experience to be honest I was not much aware about these online platforms as much as I am today. Before Covid everything was offline but once covid started spreading all across globe then educational institutes started their courses online, film makers started launching their movies on OTT platforms and it companies started their work from home, so it became possible just because of technology so in this case technology was a miracle and saved many jobs. Even not only saved but created many jobs for needy peoples and continuously creating. So, technology has positive side also but for those who are with technology.
    At the and I just want to say that technology creating jobs for those who are with technology and eliminating jobs for those who are not with technology.

  • Nergio, Mar 23, 2022 @ 6:34 am Reply

    I think that Technology is very important for people because opens many ways to do, help teaching area, studying area, to update the information on using that new technology and then helps to work in news jobs, a result of that new implementation.

  • Md. Yeasin Arafat, Sep 13, 2020 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    Although it seems like most low and semi-skilled employees are losing their jobs due to technological advancement but it is creating more job opportunities for the skilled one in the long run. So it is mandatory to be upgraded with the advancement of new technologies if someone has to survive in this competitive new world.

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  • Sumit, Nov 6, 2019 @ 9:57 am Reply

    First of all i want to say that every innovation has its both pros and cons. So technology advancement has too its pros and cons. Coming to the point of pros- as technology increases day by day in the market the human being has been able to earn more revenue in less time because due to technology it has been possible to complete more amount of work in less time and with better accuracy. And for any country like India to be ranked as developed country it is very necessary to welcome technology innovation. If we take the example of a factory, its main aim is to produce good quality product along with produce more benefit.and it has been proved right by accepting various new technology in the factory. The factory earning more revenue and the result is that it increases the tax collection of government which can results in the economic growth. Now if i talking about the cons of technology- it has really proven that by accepting technology the no. of jobs has been decreased and it has created unemployement level in some sort which is really a threat to the people. Also it is very necessary for a worker to update regularly its skill which is a very difficult process. Hence it has created an unbalance between its social life and job.
    Thank you.

  • Sirisha, Aug 5, 2019 @ 7:45 pm Reply

    The topics are very helpful

    • P. Vamshikrishna, Oct 8, 2019 @ 12:41 am Reply

      Impact of technology on jobs
      Yeah technology plays a great role in the providing job opportunities to the improvement of world economically and healthy too
      Technology initially runied some jobs of traditional out come but providing employment opportunities for largely
      3d technology in field of construction and architecture and civil helped in construction of many houses affordable at low prices increased the consumer’s to purchase houses made many homeless people’s dreams come true initially it affected many small construction workers later provide much employment for skilled and trained workers.
      Impact of technology in the field health and medical care in global economy plays very very much crucial role in providing good health care with accurate information and good diagnostic procedures in identifying diseases and treating it and also helped to take proliferation action to prevent it spreading to rest of world🌏

      Example MRI scan, xray, sonography, cathlab technology, laparoscopy, Endoscopy were evolution s And discoveries of technology which helps diagnostic tests for health problems treat them, not only providing health care and also providing job source to many people as as medical technocrats

      Technology has improved in everything to be good and smart, fast to use in every era of the day from point bank atms, telecommunications, electronic media’s, smart gadgets like phone’s, Aumatazied machines of House hold use, transportation, service’s social needs, safety and security of nations like cyber security had improved with impact of technology
      Provided jobs in the respective fields with Smart and fast working procedures with dynamic salaries

      As every coin has two sides there are some negative shades of impact of technology in growing countries were low skilled employees are loosing jobs livelihood,
      Traditional methods of home made works became less important, hence measures should be taken to make trained of low skilled employees and every should be thought about improving technology and new study technology courses should be implemented which could provide more skilled employees and grow gross income to,
      So I finally concludes that impact technology on jobs provide much ever than that of past and good providing many people job opportunity
      We can overcome problem with teaching technology skills to low skilled

  • Shivam, Mar 13, 2019 @ 12:01 am Reply

    Instant effect of technology advancement may be job loss but if we think in long terms then it always increase job opportunity..
    People needs updated with technology..
    If we don’t adopted new technology we remains background in compare to other countries…
    Technology helps in growth of economy…
    Outcome will be better…
    Development of country will be faster with technology

  • Tinku Paul, Dec 22, 2018 @ 7:30 am Reply

    According to me every coin has two sides , everything is a positive and negative side as we are living in the twenty first century and thinking of Globalisation so we have to adopt new advance technology . In industry owner always think more production and less costs then he will get more profit , if he will purchase a new machine from abroad it’s capacity more than our Indian machine but required skill people . As a result those people they are working they have to learn how to operate and they have to take training. But all the people they will not be able learn , those people they will not be able learn he has to leave the job as well as management want to retrenchment because of more man power not required as a result people can loose their job but those are skilled people they will get the opportunity. But everybody has to try to imbibe new technology to stay in the stream.

  • VISHAL KUMAR SINGH, Dec 18, 2018 @ 12:08 am Reply

    1. Technology resulted in producing digital economy producing more employment.
    2. More people can work sitting at home with the help of technology especially women ,resulting in more job opportunities.
    3. People can do more amount of work in less amount of time thus creating effective interest in jobs , thus providing more number of workers.

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