NEW DIGITAL WORKFORCE - “Old School Working Class, Beamed Into New Algorithmic Workforce!”

by Ron Morales March. 25, 2021 360 views

Digital clerk checks out customer at Chinese department store. Credit: AP Photo/ Richard Bogal

Digital clerk checks out customer at Chinese department store. Credit: AP Photo/ Richard Bogal

Written By Michelle Botello

Minimum wage workers have been exposed as a weak point in the country’s economy.  These workers have been hit the hardest during the pandemic with job losses and have been given a recovery, a stimulus check, or other means of support.  

However, the out-of-work employees have found it hard to get back on track and find a job, because digital services are in demand.

Unemployed workers find it difficult to meet the new demand in the digital field to train or find jobs on their own.  They neither have the time or tools and end up unemployed due to lack of skills. 

The market is being replaced with technology.  Because of the covid, companies are building lines of business on the internet.

Brookings - New but narrow job pathways for Americas’s unemployed end to and low-wage workers demographics.

Brookings - New but narrow job pathways for Americas’s unemployed end to and low-wage workers demographics.

According to Brookings (New But Narrow Job Pathways) over the years the long-term labor trend has been that minimum wage workers need better jobs, and jobs of tomorrow.  

The imperative would be to offer reemployment quickly and give them a fair chance for economic mobility.

Before the pandemic, fifty-three million low-wage workers earning less than $18,000 per year, were stuck in minimum wage jobs, with no access to training, progress or skill-building opportunities, most being Black, Hispanic, and female.

Earlier in the year, a fifty-six percent raise by white  men was given, and only forty-three and 37 percent for Black and Hispanic compared. 

- A raise means to be given a higher wage than expected compared to the wage of the start.)

American health workers during the pandemic are being paid up to $25,000 , equivalent to an extra $13 an hour. Some of these workers sit down with patients just to keep them from feeling alone, and are included in the field of health care.

Brookings Analysis - Using those numerical scores,, researcher were able to get a better view of what, exactly, digitalization is doing to the U.S. workforce, and they walked away with several conclusions. Demographics - Credit/ Nextcity.org

Brookings Analysis - Using those numerical scores,, researcher were able to get a better view of what, exactly, digitalization is doing to the U.S. workforce, and they walked away with several conclusions. Demographics - Credit/ Nextcity.org

A new era has evolved due to the crisis bringing on new opportunities, called digital-heavy occupations.  This may not work out for minimum wage jobs like waiter and bartenders, but works well for an administrative position.

This is the digital era we are stepping into.  The AI (Artificial Intelligence), the consumer goods company, implies that jobs for marketing will exist, as employees sit behind the marketing machine.   

There is a need for people to understand and communicate about large amounts of data being analyzed and simplify it into a business pattern.

Credit:FindSpark.org

Credit:FindSpark.org

According to CB Insights, there are some 10 million U.S. jobs at risk with automation including service, warehouse, and retail workers. Some years ago 60,000 workers at Foxconn were replaced with robots.

Lately, some of the minimum wage jobs ranging from 23K in San Diego are IGO Medical Group, Sonographer-OB/GYN, 3.8. USE Credit Union.  Real Estate Loan Processor, and 4.7. Stellar Solar.  HVAC Service Technician.

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