Changing Workforce

Opinion: U.S. should embrace benefits of automation

By John Bernaden, Rockwell Automation, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jun 24, 2015

American factory workers will soon be replaced by sophisticated robots, and this threatens the economic well-being of future generations — or so we're told.

Fear not. Far from dismantling the American workforce, new labor-saving technologies are instead poised to serve as vital engines of job-creation and economic growth for years to come — if leaders are prepared to take advantage of them.

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