Speaking to the World Economic Forum’s recent Future of Jobs report, Genesis10 CEO Harley Lippman told Bloomberg Radio that the U.S. is completely unprepared to participate in the growing global economy.
“Most companies cannot deploy emerging technologies to move forward,” Lippman said. “They can’t find the right people with the right skills.” Among the roles needed now, he listed: Software developers, testers, QA and cybersecurity.
Citing figures from the WEF report, Lippman said that while 75 million jobs will be lost due to automation by the year 2025, another 133 million will be created. “While people have early fears, overall progress will create more jobs and ultimately better lives for everyone.”
Bloomberg Radio Host Paul Sweeney asked, what does industry need to do to ensure that the U.S. has the workforce of the future? Lippman suggested that the government offer specific incentives or tax cuts to encourage companies to invest in the training that’s needed.
“Also, we will need to pool resources,” Lippman said. “Businesses will need to work together to create training programs, and schools will need to teach the skills workers need so that they will be gainfully employed.”
In the interview, Lippman also commented on the recent U.S. jobs report and wage trends.
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