|A job fair in New York, the US. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
According to a WEF publication titled “The Future of Jobs Report 2023,” employers anticipate 69 million new jobs will be created and 83 million eliminated among the 673 million jobs corresponding to the dataset, a net decrease of two per cent of current employment.
The report brings together the perspective of around 800 companies that collectively employ more than 11 million workers in 27 industry clusters and 45 economies from all regions of the world.
Technology and digitalization are both the drivers of job creation and of destruction, a summary of the report said.
The fastest declining roles will be secretarial and clerical roles such as bank tellers and cashiers which can be automated while demand for AI machine learning specialists and cyber security experts is expected to grow significantly.