Work in progress: The evolution of jobs

Rapid deployment of technology in the workplace has led to fears that some skills and professions will become redundant. However, history shows that the labour market has a way of adjusting to changes in demand
Curated by: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Aug 4, 2018
Work in progress: The evolution of jobs

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Forgotten workforce
After the second day of a week-long job training programme at Metropolitan Community College in North Omaha, US, Angelica Dunn heads home with her son. Half of black families in Omaha are headed by single black mothers, 42 percent of whom live below poverty line. According to a McKinsey report, women represent one of the largest pools of untapped labour: Globally, 655 million fewer women are economically active than men.