Machines to replace humans as factory jobs go digital
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Machine-based jobs could be replaced by machines in the near future, as the technology moves into the factory floor and is adopted by factories that don’t have humans.
And many manufacturers are exploring how they might automate production in such a way that they can keep workers on site, rather than have them move around the factory for a day or two.
Machines could be used in factories where people are not required, and where the workers would be replaced with a machine that can automate production, said Tom Stahl, the founder of the Industrial Machine Engineering Association, a trade group.
Manufacturing in the U.S. employs about 14 million workers, and some economists believe the number could grow to 20 million in the next decade, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
The labor force in the United States is projected to grow by just under 10 million between 2010 and 2040.
A new study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research predicts that automation could replace at least 20 percent of U..
S.-made jobs by 2040, including nearly a third of the manufacturing jobs.
In a report published this week, the group predicted that if robots were used in about 1 percent of jobs in 2020, then in 2040 it could replace about half of those jobs, or about 3 million jobs.
The report is based on a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The ILO report was published just days after the Trump administration announced a $7 billion plan to help fund research into new technologies to help workers and their families.
The plan was meant to help manufacturers keep their factories going and prevent layoffs.
But it was also intended to give the U
Machine-based jobs could be replaced by machines in the near future, as the technology moves into the factory floor and…