Labor Day

imgres-2It is written on the United States Department of Labor website that Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Labor Day began over 100 years ago.  It is a good day to think about what our job market will look like in the future.  As automation becomes part of our daily life, our job market will shift even more.  Remember the days when you couldn’t get money out of the bank without an interaction with a human being, remember the days when you couldn’t fill up your car without a human being, remember the days when the toll booths all had people in them, remember when you couldn’t check yourself out at a grocery store, etc.  All of these jobs are now automated.  That is nothing compared to where we are going.

What is the labor pool going to look like in the years ahead?  What are the jobs that will be eliminated?  What will be automated and how will it change our daily lives?

Definitely a conversation for the day ahead…