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CSLF Brief, Publication No. 60, April 28, 2020, Peter Bluestone, Emmanuel Chike and Sally Wallace
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries and occupations were experiencing transformational pressure as the economy shifts toward a largely digital landscape. Now, this public health crisis may be increasing the speed of the transition toward automation. This policy brief compares the impact of COVID-19 and automation on U.S. employment sectors. The authors note that governments, non-profits and the private sector can help displaced workers with innovative training and upskilling, an opportunity that higher education systems can also support.
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