Future where Technology Creates a Good Job
Future where technology create jobs at every step of the way, as well as creating a positive sense of the city, including the opportunity for business and economic inclusion.” Laurie Brown, manager of communications at the Council, said the city is committed to promoting job growth in the city.
“When we’re talking about jobs, we’re talking about opportunity, about having a positive place to be here that promotes diversity and employment. And we’re going to continue to see a lot of growth in job creation,” Brown said. When asked about whether she expects to see new jobs come from the new technology, she said, “Probably not, not actually at the right time when new jobs need to come to the city.” She continued, “We need to ensure that jobs bring jobs to and from the city, where they’re going to be able to do the most amazing jobs possible and create the most positive for the people of Seattle.”
In response to questions from The Seattle Times regarding how businesses will get the necessary skills, business leaders are also making many assumptions about the number of people employed. The Seattle Chamber of Commerce says that the rate of jobless is about 40 percent higher than it was 18 months ago, which makes the situation harder to predict, given the recession, or that business doesn’t have enough workers to move and have to compete with their competitors every step of the way. The Chamber believes the recent trend, that businesses are hiring fewer people in anticipation of the economic uncertainty.
A group of about 200 teachers across the country gathered online this week to discuss online jobseekers’ education reform, to be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Among the participants was the teacher Sara Shafer, whose tenure starts in November 2013. The school-choice movement has spawned several reforms, many of which are geared toward educating job seekers about the work they have to do to advance their careers.
In particular, some of the recommendations include teaching children about the “real work” they can take when they are in it, including a number on “quality of life,” an article about the “work ethic”—not all of which are part of job training or even a job-enhancing content that would have made a difference in an employer’s end.
And they also include a chapter on how to improve the social impact of job training, which has emerged as the most commonly advertised job training program among young people. It provides a series of short essays that teach students about how to improve their social impact as adults, from learning to value social relationships.
“We hope this helps people learn not just about social media, but about the work that is involved, in the workplace, in school, in the world,” Shafer said in the book, “The Workplace and the Future: Why Work Matters.” She pointed out that there is an increased use of social media on sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Most Trending Jobs in Demand are Based on Technology:
- Computer science
Over a quarter of computer science students are pursuing an engineering degree or doctoral level, an increase of 12.1% from the previous year.
Over one in five retail jobs are based upon automation, with 22% of US jobs based on automation. Over 30,000 retail jobs are based upon automation through more than 3,000 businesses.
- Graphic & UI/UX designer
Nearly half of graphic designers in the United States are comprised of software engineers. More than 30,000 American employers employ more graphics scientists than any other employer. Nearly 80% of graphic designers work in the IT space. In 2010, 29% of graphic designers employed were in IT or in the graphics engineering space.
- Engineering and related positions
About half of computer science student employment on campus is directed to engineering or similar related skills, which has increased 6.5% since 2011.
- Computer science at a level of relevance
One in four computer sciences students at a level of relevance are employed in a position with an academic and vocational focus, in addition to an academic specialty. More than 4,400 computer science and engineering students are currently working at positions offering more than 11,500 college credits as well as more than 100 credits in computer science. There just so much that innovation can do.