Warehouse workers may be replaced by tech-savvy counterparts

Workers protesting current conditions at local warehouses serving Amazon and other retailers will soon find the work much more highly paid and less stressful — with much better benefits and working conditions, predicts one expert, Michael Hicks.

But a massive amount of today’s warehouse jobs are forecast to be replaced by more technical work. “The [new] jobs will be filled by folks with bachelor’s degrees in computer science, mechanical engineering,” Hicks, an economist at Ball State University , told The Post.

Amazon fulfillment center workers may be the most “at risk” automatable jobs in the world, he said. “Amazon is currently in a race to both automate, while also extending its market share in retailing,” Hicks added.

Source: https://nypost.com/2017/12/23/warehouse-workers-may-be-replaced-by-tech-savvy-counterparts/

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