CARSON CITY, Nev. – In its ongoing campaign to educate and prepare Nevada businesses and community members on the rapidly changing economic environment within the Silver State, the Nevada Economic Development Conference (NVEDC) scheduled for Sept. 11-13 will highlight a discussion into the future of job loss due to technological advances and automation. Dr. Johannes Moenius and Dr. Jess Chen, both from the University of the Redlands, will address these issues and more during their session on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
While past analysis of job loss due to automation has focused on the Rust Belt, new research from Moenius and Chen shows that coming decades will see high concentrations of job loss in low-wage positions such as food preparation, office/administration and sales. It is estimated that by 2035, more than half of U.S. jobs will be susceptible to automation. Further, the Las Vegas and Reno Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) could see job losses of up to 65 percent, due to their dependency on these lower income positions.
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