American Workers Concerned About Future Skills but Embrace Technology
“American workers are concerned about having the necessary skills to compete in the future workforce, according to new research by Prudential. Less than half of workers (46%) surveyed believe they have the skills they’ll need to compete in the workforce a decade from now, according to the Pulse of the American Worker survey.
While skilling may be an issue, workers in the survey are not concerned about technology—they’re embracing it. Despite recent narratives about technology replacing people, workers see more potential benefits to technology than downsides. They largely believe technology saves them time (78%), helps automate redundant tasks (74%) and drives growth for their company (67%). Less than a quarter (23%) believe technology will replace their job in five years. “