White House warns that cashiers, drivers could lose jobs to robots

President Obama’s White House warned again Tuesday that low-wage employees such as cashiers and drivers face losing their jobs to robots in the years ahead. Economic and scientific advisers to Obama said in a new report that “millions” of such workers are “likely to face displacement from or restructuring of their current jobs, leading millions of Americans to experience economic hardship in the short-run absent new policies.” Accordingly, the administration called for boosting safety net and early education programs, and for increasing funding for job training sixfold to transition workers to new lines of work. Tuesday’s report follows a warning from Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers earlier this year that workers in jobs paying less than $20 an hour face an 83 percent chance of seeing their work automated in…


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