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BIV: Automation threatens 42% of B.C. jobs in coming years: business council

Most B.C. workers shouldn’t expect advances in technology to advance their incomes in the coming years, according to research from the Business Council of B.C. (BCBC).

In a November 1 risk assessment examining the impacts of automation on the workforce, the council concluded 42% of B.C. workers are in occupations with a “high probability” of being automated in 10-20 years.

Compared with the rest of the country, B.C. has a larger share of jobs more susceptible to automation such as retail salespersons, food counter attendants, cashiers, transport truck drivers and general office support workers.

Also published by: Richmond News

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