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In the Face of Automation, Job Retraining Should Be a Top Priority

Special Guest Feature for Training Industry Magazine by Chargebacks911® Exec

In a recent guest feature for Training Industry Magazine, Chargebacks911 COO Monica Eaton-Cardone comments on the pressures facing workers due to automation. Fortunately, as Monica points out, it’s not all bad news.

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You don’t have to look far to find gloom-and-doom predictions about the state of the job market under the mounting pressure of automation. Some predict that increased automation will lead to significant problems in the labor market. However, Monica suggests that there could be a way forward…if we approach the matter wisely.

Amazon, for instance, recently announced its “Upskilling 2025” program, which aims to retrain 100,000 current Amazon employees by 2025,” Monica says. “Amazon’s laying the groundwork for its future growth and development by retraining employees now for the jobs the company will need tomorrow. While some of those employees may not find new work at Amazon, they will be armed with the skills and knowledge necessary to compete in the market and find employment elsewhere.”

Not every company will be able to follow in Amazon’s footsteps. With the right strategies, though, we can develop a path forward.