Americans have decidedly mixed attitudes about the possibility of automation and robots taking jobs. Most job seekers (77%) have heard the term “job automation” but only 30% say they understand the term, according to ZipRecruiters’s State of the American Job Seeker report.
The data shows that job seekers are a bit confused. For example, 60% of job seekers believe that fears around robots taking away jobs are over-hyped, but nearly 2 in 3 job seekers (64%) believe workers in most industries will be replaced with computers or robots in their lifetime.
It also appears that the more job seekers know about automation, the more it worries them. Of those looking for a job who heard of automation, 70% say they are …
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