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The future of work

Robots are taking over our jobs? Not necessarily! Digitization will definitely have an impact on how we do our job in the future.  But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

According to the study ‘Shaping the future of work’, conducted by Agoria, it seems that the digital world will open more doors then it is closing. “4.5 million workers will have to upgrade their skills regularly. Some jobs will disappear, others will change. But above all, there will be many new vacancies.”

TDConnect-Agoria

The number of jobs will increase from 4.7 million to 5.4 million between now and 2030. Over this period, 235,000 jobs will be lost, mainly as a result of automation and digitisation. At the same time, 864,000 jobs will be created.

Jobs that will change fundamentally are those of, for example, shop assistants and production operators. There is an increasing demand (+151,000 jobs) for the financial sector, transport and logistics, construction and ICT. But also in healthcare, services and education, we are making a real profit with 510,000 new jobs.

How will we find the right people for the jobs of the future?

We need to prepare people for the jobs, ruling in 2030. Employees need to re-educate themselves but also schools and universities need to provide the right education for the jobs of tomorrow.

Economic migration can also be a step in the right direction, according to the study. Finally, a further increase in productivity, which could lead to more efficiency gains, would help to compensate for the demand for jobs. In order to achieve this, we are particularly looking forward to technological innovations.

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