Follow-on to Recent Articles of “Will Automation Take Jobs?”

Seems there has been more written on this topic ever since the U.S. decided to raise the minimum wage from $7.50 to $10.10 with the view of moving it to $15/hour by 2022. Just read that Wendy’s restaurant chain has announced that it will roll out kiosks where you place your order without the help of a human in order to reduce payroll expenses. Other areas are starting to talk about using kiosks to get blood drawn and have lab work thus eliminating labor expenses.

On the flip side, this article does show that automation is nothing new. Concerning manufacturing employment as a percent of overall employment, that percent has been declining. It has been happening since 1954.

Here’s the link to the article from The Lane Report that is published from Lexington, KY.

Quote for the Day: ““Better questions to ask regarding a career or job choice would be: What was I born to do? What would be my greatest contribution to others? What do I really love to do (and when I’m doing it, time just flies by)? What are the recurring themes that I find myself drawn to? How do I want to be remembered?”  ― Dan Miller, Author of 48 Days to the Work You Love

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