ERIC Number: ED023832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
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The Effects of Automation on Occupations and Workers in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Employment Service, Harrisburg. Automation Manpower Services Section.
To provide information on the relationship of automation to changing occupational patterns and related worker displacements, examples of automation and technological change in industry are given. Some summary findings are: (1) Technological advancements cause some jobs to disappear and also cause some new jobs to appear, (2) Many workers dispaced from disappearing jobs usually do not possess the knowledge, skills, and education needed to perform the new, more highly skilled jobs, (3) Worker displacements are inherent in the process of automation, (4) It appears that worker displacements in smaller numbers or as isolated cases take place much more frequently than generally supposed, and (5) Corrective measures must be rapidly applied to prevent displaced workers from slipping into the unemployed habit. Examples of displacement due to automation are given in areas of (1) mining, (2) manufacturing, (3) transportation, communication, electric, gas and sanitary services, (4) wholesale and retail trade, (5) finance, insurance and real estate, (6) services, and (7) government. (DM)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Employment Service, Harrisburg. Automation Manpower Services Section.