Michael Hib
Michael Hib asked:

Most of us 60+ baby boomers are worried about the future jobs market and how our grandchildren will earn a decent living. As the world changes, talent labor pool shrink worldwide, technology advances and the global geo-political situation remains headline news, entry level paying jobs will remain scarce. Do these issues concern you?

Kegan I also don't necessarily think that we will see a decrease of jobs for the new generations. Studies have shown that countries more technologically-developed actually have lower unemployment rates than countries that are less technologcally-developed. The jobs market will change - don't mistaken me on that. People will start working more side-by-side with technology; digital and mechanical. There will be a shift aware from hard laybour to work next to machinery and automation and a technical engineer (for example). For some people, this will be the best thing since sliced bread; for others it will be a nightmare - but so is the balance of the market of work. I think "concern" are for those not willing to move with the changes; everyone should be aware of their own situation, but those that will move with the times, making the necessary changes to their own behaviour will be the ones who make a difference.
Interesting topic indeed.
David it is the way of revolution of job nature, company structure and national policies/trend..years and years..many low paying jobs have vanished and life goes on..imagine shoe polishing, sewing jobs are either vanished or unneeded..and yes, the technology itself is providing an ironic platform that eliminates jobs: airport check in..and soon McDonald food purchase (but McDonald should vanish within 10 years)...so it is not the issues concern us, it is what we have to do to enrich ourselves, knowledge..to catch up with the technologies..What do you see in the future is the key....it is sad, but everyone should be aware of his/her own answer...
Luke I think the exit level of mostly community funded pre- carer education and experience of/from education will continue to get greater and greater, with more people continuing to employ themselves as a training provider dictates rather than as the unemployment queue requires.

More bursaries, more further education, some units of higher education mandatory, some travel outside the local area, industrial cluster and culture (not necessarily interrailing or paid work in a foreign country, but that idea of broadened entry points in terms of geography and geographical specialisation.
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