A report from the B.C. government says more than half the province’s jobs are disappearing because of automation.
More than 9,000 B.L.C.-employed people were laid off in the second quarter of 2017 alone, and the total was expected to hit 14,000 by mid-2019.
“This is a time when people are saying, ‘we’re really, really behind,'” said B.N. Cairns MLA Greg McLeod, who chairs the BCLC.
“We’re really behind in terms of technological innovation.
And we need to get to a point where we can really focus on the needs of the people in this province.”
Cairn’s comments come after a report from B.P. and P.E.I. said the jobs lost due to automation are outpacing the growth in workers.
“There’s a lot more people working in the oil and gas industry, there’s a large number of construction workers and a lot less people working on the mining sector.” “
The trend we’re seeing right now is the construction sector is being replaced by a lot of other types of construction,” said Cairnis.
“There’s a lot more people working in the oil and gas industry, there’s a large number of construction workers and a lot less people working on the mining sector.”
Peloton is a leading Canadian manufacturer of personal transport systems, and is in the process of expanding into manufacturing and logistics.
The report says Peloton is losing 5,000 jobs annually due to technological changes.
In terms of total employment, the report says nearly one-third of all jobs in B-L, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are lost to automation.
According to the report, there are more than 30,000 new jobs created each year in Beds, with about 40,000 of those new jobs in construction and the rest in agriculture and mining.
With files from The Canadian Press