As companies continue to incorporate new technologies, making machine learning and robotics common in almost all workplaces, more and more working adults need to adapt to computerized work activities. Many need to move into new jobs raising their skill levels, or they will be out of a job altogether. This policy brief examines the ways automation and artificial intelligence will impact the workforce and encourages states and industry leaders to act quickly to prepare employees for the workplace transformations.
This report examines how technology and automation are changing the job market — and what states can do to prepare adults for the new workplace. It analyzes shifts from low- to middle-skills jobs, details current education levels and offers recommendations for retooling adult education programs.