Impact of Technology on jobs

Positive side :-

  • 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.
  • Proliferation of technology results in the improved lifestyles, and hence consumerism increases and thereby results in more employment opportunities. For example, industrial revolution created more jobs than it eliminated.
  • Due to technology, demand for technically skilled youth is increasing and hence more jobs available for educated youth.
  • Technology helps in the growth of economy. Economic growth can be utilised to create more employment opportunities with better pay.
  • Technologies has 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.

Negative side :-

  • Immediate result of new technologies will be job losses, because some jobs will become redundant.
  • Artificial intelligence is replacing skilled professionals too. This can reduce the employment opportunities available for the technically skilled persons.
  • At present gap in the career is worse than ever with changing and constantly improving technologies.
  • Technical advancement is forcing people to continuously update their knowledge to sustain in the job market. This can be too overwhelming for some to balance work and personal life.

Conclusion :-

Technology changes the nature of jobs. Though, some jobs will become redundant, technological advancement have 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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3 comments

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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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