Study: Sarasota-Manatee jobs at risk to automation

Study: Sarasota-Manatee jobs at risk to automation

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Could a robot do your job? That's a question asked and answered in the latest issue of 941CEO Magazine, which highlights a recent study ranking the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton MSA the fifth-most-vulnerable region in the country for loss of jobs to automation.

The magazine report notes that within the next two decades, over 60% of the jobs in the area could be automated. Those that could be most affected here include a range of lower-wage service jobs -- cashiers, retail sales, restaurant servers and cooks, landscaping workers. It also notes several jobs among the least likely to be impacted on the Gulf Coast.

For more on the study, go here.

To read Gulf Coast Community Foundation's latest regional scan report, which outlines priorities for ensuring that our region is future-ready, including diversification away from reliance on service-based industries, go here.