There may be no more work in these jobs in a few years

Up to 44 percent. people want to learn new skills in the near future. They are mostly motivated to do so by the loss of their job as a result of automation by a relative, according to research from the Personnel Department.

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In the future, 20% will disappear. professions. It goes, among other things, on administrative and commercial staff, mainly cashiers, according to an analysis by the educational company Pearson. In turn, in the case of 10 percent. specializations, for example in health care or education, there will be more job vacancies. The fate of 7 out of 10 employees is uncertain, because if they will be needed, their job will change a lot. This will require a conversion. Are you part of this group? It is worth considering, for example, on the occasion of … Labor Day.

Extract from “Barometer of the Polish labor market 2022” Service staff shows that 44 percent. people want to learn new skills in the near future. They are more motivated to do so by losing their job as a result of automation by a loved one. 17% have experienced it. employee.

– The last two years bear witness to the dynamism of the labor market for all. The pandemic has made remote work popular, automation has grown, and employees and employers have demonstrated unprecedented flexibility. The war, on the other hand, reassessed the business and showed how to prioritize. Employees feel these changes in the labor market, they prepare for them and are ready to learn new skills. And as Pearson’s analysis shows, in 7 out of 10 professions, this will be crucial. The changes will particularly affect low- and medium-skilled people, although this equation is not unambiguous. We will see declines, among others in administration or sales, but in the case of agriculture, crafts or construction, the trend is reversed. And that means you have to follow carefully what changes and how – he says Krzysztof Inglotlabor market expert, founder of Personnel Service.

Fewer cashiers, more hairdressers

In turn, according to the report of the company Pearson shows that technological change and globalization administrative professions, secretarial and some for sale (mainly in retail), there will be no demand. As well finance specialistswho perform repetitive activities are unlikely to stay in the labor market. However, it is not about making people with lower or average skills disappear. Because in related professions with gastronomy and hospitality there will be more vacancies in the future. This is the result of growing consumer demand. Craft related to hairdressing, brewing if textiles.

In its analysis, Pearson predicts not only declines but also increases in demand. The social sector will develop. Education, Health care and public sector are industries that cannot be automated and are strongly influenced by demographic trends. Similarly, the increase will be seen in the sports industry, aptitude and therapeutic. creative professions, digital, pattern and engineering have a good chance of growing, as it does architects and green revolution specialistswho will benefit from increased urbanization and interest in sustainable development.

Employees ready for change?

Not only the pandemic, but also the war has changed a lot in the labor market, which makes employees reflect and motivates them to learn new skills. The Personnel Service’s “Polish Labor Market Barometer 2022” indicates that 44%. people declare their intention to learn new skills. The lack of motivation to acquire new knowledge and skills is 30%. employee. We are motivated to increase qualifications by accelerating automation – 17%. of employees know someone who lost their job in the past year as a result of the automation implemented in the company.

And what is worth learning to maintain its value in the job market? Pearson’s analysis identified several key skills.

  • First of all, it is worth taking care of your interpersonal skills, which will become more important. Working in a team, the ability to find oneself in a diversified environment are assets that will be appreciated by any employer.
  • Cognitive skills such as originality, creativity and active learning are also important.
  • The last area concerns skills related to systems thinking – recognizing, combining facts, making decisions or analyzing facts.

– In the future, in addition to the specialized knowledge of employees related to their specific job, other skills corresponding to the needs of a changing company will also count. An employee who can look at market events and trends from a broader perspective, react and adapt flexibly, will better help the company keep up with changes. These are broad general knowledge, cognitive skills, systems thinking and creativity. This is how a man wins with a robot or an AI – summarizes Krzysztof Inglot.
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And since we have May Day, it is worth recalling the genesis of Labor Day

Such reflection on the changes taking place in the labor market will not only be useful on the occasion of Labor Day. However, it will be useful to remember, especially for the younger generation, where this holiday comes from, because today May Day is rather associated with the beginning of a picnic, that is, with a long weekend that most Poles devote to rest.

In 1886, the owner of the company McCormick Harvester decided to modernize its factory, laying off all the workers and hiring new workers in their place. On May 1, protests by former employees began. During the speech of one of the activists, the police attacked the participants of a peaceful demonstration. This was followed by a massacre that went down in history as the Haymarket Riot, and the whole protest was dubbed the “Eight-Hour Workday Campaign”.

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Three years after these events, it was agreed that May 1 would be the international day of remembrance of the bloody events of Chicago. In Poland, as in other European countries, the first celebrations took place in 1890, but it was not until 1950 that May Day became a public holiday. During the times of the Polish People’s Republic, May Day parades were held on this day, the absence of which could have serious consequences.

In the Catholic Church, May Day is celebrated in memory of St. Joseph the Craftsman. His attributes are a saw, a chisel and a carpentry workshop. Liturgical Memoirs of St. Joseph’s liturgy on this day is not accidental. It was created by Pope Pius XII in 1955 in response to the secular Labor Day.

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