In today’s workforce, retrenchment is not solely caused by the downturn of economy, as the automation of the industry plays a huge role too.
Following the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution, more work places are now implementing the automation system, which tremendously cuts down the operating cost. As such, many workers tend to lose their jobs as their roles are getting replaced by machines.
According to the executive director of the Malaysian Employer’s Federation, Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, those working in these three sectors face the greatest risk of being axed:
- Manufacturing industry
- Wholesale and retail sector
- Finance sector
In 2015 alone, 44,000 workers were terminated and out of that, 18,000 worked in the banking industry. This alarming statistics is believed to be caused by the implementation of online transaction systems as more consumers nowadays prefer paying their bills online.
This doesn’t come as a surprise though because a research by the University of Oxford has named telemarketers, loan officers and cashiers as the most vulnerable jobs to be replaced by machines. In fact, it seems that this trend has already begun in Malaysia.
Evidently, some cashier-less register counters have been recently spotted at a Tesco supermarket in Penang, and it was said that this system will gradually be implemented in Kedah as well.
In the following two years, the job market only recovered slightly as 40,000 employees were laid off in 2016 while another 17,000 were axed up until June 2017.
However, some jobs are said to be more secure than the aforementioned ones. For instance, social workers, physiotherapists and nutritionists are believed to be the safest of the lot and as these positions are hard to be replaced by machines.
Here’s a list of the five safest jobs that are less likely to be replaced by robots, according to The Guardian.
- Mental health and substance abuse social workers
- Occupational therapists
- Dieticians and nutritionists
- Physicians and surgeons
Nothing is predictable in this ever-changing world, so in order to increase our chances of being employed, it’s best to keep up with the times and hone other vital skills!
76y/o M’sian in Kepong Asks His Friend to Return His RM250, Gets Beaten to Death With Plastic Chair
If your responsibility to return the money that you’ve borrowed from others, but an unfortunate man in Kepong, KL met...
US President Biden Congratulates Anwar Over Malaysia’s Inspiring Democracy in GE15
Following his appointment as the 10th Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was soon after flooded with congratulatory messages from...
13yo Chess Protégé from Klang Defeats Chess Grandmaster at Johor International Chess Open
Remember Genkeswaran Muniyan, who was featured in an award winning inspiration film about his life story on how he was...
Traveller Jokes That He’s Carrying Explosives & Nuclear Weapons at Changi Airport, Gets Fined RM6k
When you’re at the airport, there’s a feeling of heightened awareness due to the various security protocols that exist as...
Teacher in Pahang Loses More Than RM200k to Scammers Impersonating Delivery Men & Police Officers
Every now and then, we hear of yet another story of people, regardless of age and profession, losing their hard-earned...
M’sian Panics After Seeing Roadblock, Causes Fiancée to Fall Off Bike, Leaves Her Behind & Flees
Fear can often cause you to do some stupid things. Recently, a man was reported to have left his fiancée...
Foreign Student Caught Peeking Into The Toilet Of A Female Student’s Condo In Cyberjaya
A 23-year-old Palestinian man was arrested by police officers after he was caught on camera peeking into a female student’s...
Butcher Trying to Slaughter Pig in Hong Kong Gets Killed by it After it Regained Consciousness
In a report by the CNN, a butcher in Hong Kong has died while trying to slaughter a pig on...
Social Stories8 hours ago
“Unbowed, unbent, unbroken” Khairy Jamaluddin Among Several Leaders Sacked & Suspended By UMNO
Social Stories7 hours ago
Bride In India Calls Off Wedding After Discovering The Groom’s Lousy Math Skills
Social Stories6 hours ago
WATCH: Woman Gets Caught Stealing Hundreds At RTC Kulai Bus Stop
Social Stories7 hours ago
WATCH: Rodent Seen Grocery Shopping At A Supermarket In Luyang, KK