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90 Million Workers Won't Be Needed By 2020, Study Says


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Cal
- 917 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Tens of millions of people worldwide will be condemned to long-term joblessness unless global leaders make significant changes to address unemployment and worker training, according to a new study.



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Teresa W. (705)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 12:26 am
sadly noted
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 3:07 am
Damn ATM's, internet and other convenient business processes.
 

Jessica S. (178)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 5:25 am
Perhaps if we got over our dependence on automation and if fat cats stopped outsourcing to the Third World, fewer people would be out of work. Job creators, my a**!
 

paul m. (93)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 8:00 am

THE ADVANCEMENT OF computers and Moblie phones is scarey,soon you will see computers programing
orther computers, I remember the typing pool in the 60s about 20 girls typing all day, to-day, on the computer
spell check, change the date keep a file, and so on.......
 

Kath P. (10)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 8:30 am
It's time to rethink what 'we' truly value. The future, as it stands, doesn't look very bright.
 

Dorothy N. (63)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:10 am
We need to have programs to enable those with the capacity to start small, local business, give them tax breaks for hiring at a living wage, we need to buy local and support small/medium business.

We know corporations can't be depended on - why are we still doing it?

Let's be proactive and go back to the tried-and-true 'small economy' and keep each other going, rather than have circulating money sucked up by giants to be whisked offshore...
 

Ela V. (85)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:33 am
frightening
 

Janelle Wong (71)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:07 am
It would also help if our university professors would start turning out employable graduates. As it is we draw on a vastly disprportunate number of foreign talent as compared to other industrialized nations.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:13 am
wow! thanks for sharing cal
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:18 am
What real going is robots and technology are being put in place of people, the world is changing because of robots and technology and jobs are the first thing to go, going to come the way of the future. A world where money is god is on it way off and where people are slave to the system of money is gone.
 

Brian M. (202)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:37 am
The workers may have to organize and create their own companies, produce their own products, and take control of all aspects of the means of production.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:39 am
Human overpopulation MUST slow...it's responsible for every problem on the planet.
 

Christeen Anderson (552)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:50 am
So sad.Please help keep jobs local.
 

Janelle Wong (71)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 11:03 am
"it's responsible for every problem on the planet. "

Bit of a stretch don't you think Pamela?
 

Debra Van Way (12)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 1:35 pm
Actually, Pam W. isn't wrong. Over population is creating more and more problems for our planet. More strain on food supplies, clean drinking water, transportation, air quality, crowding, not enough jobs that pay liveable wages, housing shortages, over crowded class rooms and more. At the rate the population is expanding we will have to take a number just to turn around. Use this for an example, if you will. Say you have only 100 acres of land for 20 people to live on reasonably well. Enough water, enough space for shelter, growing of food, souces of fuel for heating, cooking, materials for clothing and shelter. Now, say the 20 people between them double the number to 40. Now 40 have to make do with what once supported 20. Now-double 40 to 80. Now 80 must make do with what once supported only 20. I would have to imagine problems would be showing up, shortages, infighting, hoarding, and so on. Now double the 80 to 160. Now 160 have to make do with what could support 20 people. Do you get the big picture yet?
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 2:03 pm
So what are the schools doing about it? Vocational ed. has been history for years: auto mechanics, drafting, printing. Do I blame the schools? Not entirely. Of course the bottom line is state and federal funding. But in NJ, the national union has done nothing to protect these forgotten programs.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 2:42 pm
noted & read
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 3:00 pm
You know, if most of those were CEO's, I'd be okay with it. We don't need job destroyers paid millions for doing so. But the fact is the world is changing rapidly. That doesn't mean there is no hope, but changes in how we do things, retraining existing workers for new kinds of jobs, developing programs to foster new job growth in concert with the global economy is what is needed. Not everyone needs to be, or wants to be a white collar worker. New industries and changes in how old business is conducted means training, planning and action now to prepare for the brave new world we face. And controlling population growth is most definitely part of the solution.
 

Janelle Wong (71)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 3:59 pm

Hans Rosling on global population growth (click here)
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 4:50 pm
Thanks again Cal.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 5:08 pm
sad
 

Gloria H. (88)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 8:27 pm
mass political unrest then hard handed mob control Poof!- "you are a terrorist"- life imprisonment. And the final solution- concentration camps and involuntary euthanasia for really, really outspoken "bad apples"...selective population control. Those who wish to survive will follow our orders.
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:51 pm
Growing food & herbal medicine indoors and out, keeping bees, growing hemp and making textiles and paper from it, solar installation and maintenance, etc. all locally, can put people to work. Life sustaining "jobs" in every yard and place in every city and town....Things like this can keep 7 billion+ working,and thriving. Many "lost" arts & skills can be revived and taught to enhance lives, and bartering=no $$ needed. Off the grid!

I'm willing to supply craftsmanship upholstery restoration for organic food, honey, cotton fabric, and more........:

Educating the human family on why choosing to limit how many children are born can offer a relief on our Planet's resources. The world is getting smarter and better with each generation!

Noted, thank you Cal.
 

JM A. (176)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 10:08 pm
HOW CAN THEY LET THIS HAPPEN???
 

Bernard Cronyn (31)
Friday June 22, 2012, 1:18 am
For years the mantra of the Earth's "leaders" has been "quantity of human life is paramount; quality is unimportant except for the very rich". It seems that maybe some bright sparks are finally awaking to the reality that with a surplus of human life comes devaluation.
 
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