Feds face being 'automated' out of a job

Hundreds of thousands of fed jobs are likely to become automated in the very near future—and some experts are speaking out on the need for their government employers to urgently prepare to help retrain and re-skill affected workers.

So reports the leadership of the Deloitte Center of Government Insights, as quoted in a story in the Federal Times.

A very high proportion of the most labor-intensive federal jobs are already vulnerable to replacement by computers and other machinery, and that fraction is only expected to grow.

Deloitte’s representative shared the prediction at a Professional Services Council event, referencing government sources who have estimated that more than 300,000 jobs are on the line.

Reader comments

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

My Question is why? What happens to all those people who won’t have a job no income, which means more unemployment, the economy of the cities that they live in or small towns lose their economic income is just a disaster waiting to happen

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