Information Technology and The U.S. Workforce Report | NAS Updates

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Information Technology and The U.S. Workforce Report

Information Technology and The U.S. Workforce Report

Recently, they released a report entitled Information Technology & the U.S Workforce. It was based on how the technology has improved the economy but at the same time affected the workforce badly.

When IT combines with the automation at work, it changes how the work is carried out but also affects the number of the people operating at the task.

The report emphasizes the need for understanding the changes that are taking place in the labor market. Along with this, all the strategies which are required for responding to the changes need to be taken care of. In the IT – U.S Workforce report, the NAS  mentioned about the 6 key findings that they came across:

  1. Advancements in the IT field is on a different level, and you can expect a high improvement in the Artificial Intelligence which is likely to hit soon.
  2. Rise in the income inequality due to the change in the working nature, diffusion, globalization, and the economic policy.
  3. IT has already replaced many people with different work tasks, but along with that increased the need of being aware of how systems work. Therefore, the system should work in a way that it educates the person with the changing market needs.
  4. With the rise in technology, you are sure to have increased automation, more quality workers at the job, and the constant need for creativity which is a must.
  5. You will find some new work relationships like the on-demand employment. Even though, less than 1% of the total workforce is currently falling in this category.
  6. All the researchers and the policymakers could benefit in a better way if they knew more about the IT options and the ideas which can work in the favor of the company.

So, these were the points which were mentioned in the NAS reports. The main point that the reports direct us to is the possibility of increasing income and building the economy by rightly dealing with the technology.