The Future of Jobs

The Future of Jobs featured forum teaserCurrent trends and disruptions will shape the future of our jobs. Which sectors of the Australian economy will offer growth and employment in the future? What challenges and opportunities do we face as individuals, employers, education providers and policy makers?

In our featured forum on The Future of Jobs we aim to explore a broad range of issues, including the Australian job market in the context of the global economy, disruptive technologies and the changing nature of work, youth unemployment and new career paths for young people, entrepreneurship and self-employment, the rise of freelance jobs and the ‘on-demand economy’, as well as mature-age and female workforce participation.

The featured forum will be leading up to the Global Access Partners Annual Growth Summit in Sydney on the 17th and 18th of September 2015 at NSW Parliament House with speakers and participants featured in this area.

If you would like to contribute a blog to join the debate, please contact Svetlana at sstankovic@openforum.com.au.


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capitalism doesn't work and we need to replace it with a system that does capitalism is the system adopted by humanity to distributes resources and it is fundamentally failing million don't have resources we are in the midst of the third mass extinction in the history of the planet as a result of improper resource allocation productivity is another name for job loss eternal growth is unsustainable profit = gross revenue - costs gross revenue means throw away consumerism when the planet is drowning in pollution cost reduction = exploitation/third world exploitation

Jobs opportunities decreasing in Australia

Day by Day youth unemployment and new career paths decreasing for young people in Australia because lot of students graduate every year from different different universities, as Australia is famous for its quality education so worldwide students came to study here and lot of them choose Australia as their job place. In compare of students there are less jobs in market.

Rise of new opportunity and potential

I'm not so sure that people can jump the gun on this and start declaring that jobs and opertunities for work in the future is on the decline. There will always be winners and losers with change, and that's something worth acknologing.

The marketplace and workforce are in constant development. Consiquently, people should be wary of protectionist styled thinking.

Take for example the technological revolution seen in manufacturing. To a large extent this freed up the labour force to do more meaningful work (at least in the long run). Whilst this has put people out of work, it's also given rise to new possibilities through technology. On the flip side, it's logical that if an elder person is made redundant because of this then perhaps they will find it harder to re-skill and find appropriate work because of their age. However, you could argue that this is because of a cultural issue, not because of technological change such as auto mission. It's because of how people have been viewed on their age.

The same sort of thing is being seen in the industry that I work in, digital marketing. The utilisation of automised software enabled me a cost effective means to first create and manage this site (reducing labour costs). The same software and programs enabled me to provide cost effective website development and digital marketing solutions for clients and maximise their marketing spends, growing their business as well as mine. Because of this I am now in a position to employ additional staff, and my clients staff size has also grown to cater for demand.

I believe that people should make the most of the opertunities available. Sometimes this requires a fresh perspective and new viewpoint. One way, is by looking to see how people can re-appropriate their skillset to maximise varied industry.

Re: The Future of Jobs - Should We Rethink 'Gainful Employment'?

Since the days that privatisation of our public utilities occurred - when such assets were usurped by private ownership, we appear to have been concurrently - either by coincidence or design - moving toward a steady deregulation of employment conditions as well. It occurs to me that, if globalisation and deregulation can be arranged for multinationals perhaps we really should be allowing for less red tape and more entrepreneurial drive at the front line - bookends of the employment spectrum; youth and older workers. Establish bureaus for recycling of resources: older citizens, retiring could coach and teach trades people and handymen; National Service (get rid of the neo-brattism which has arisen due to lack of conscription which instilled discipline and respect). Gainful employment: Money or Credits for any useful service which is equivalent to social equity i.e. the ability to eat, clothe and house decently and with pride. 'Sound a bit Socialistic? That's because its meant to: We share the costs of most commonly used communal assets such as road, hospitals, schools and other services - why do we shy away from a Socialist's View of sharing - according to ability and effort? We need to give Capitalism the flick! Sharing our resources of earthly and human-kind is what will get us there - the future, I mean.

Skilled Migrants

Australia has a great international work-relations worldwide, so vast that we are collaborating with other countries to counteract with the changes to the progressing workforce and keeping ahead in the top of the list. Globally, Australia is one of the top three countries in running a sound employment system full of equality. Moreover, we open more doors to allow people to have working opportunities to fill in the labour skill shortages where some locals do not want to partake; for instance, in such jobs as fruit picking or in any other occupations that requires more employees from overseas. Our jobs are our future, so we are going to invest in available resources and opportunities to our advantage. Lately, the Department of Immigration is interested in taking in more international skilled migrants to enter our country and work in where there is a demand. The Legislation is set in place to ensure that our country is well protected and the relevant Skills Assessing Authorities are assigned to test and assess the qualifications of the skilled visa applicants, ensuring that they meet the standards that we have set.

The future of bricklaying

For many years bricklaying robots where not even close to humans, but times are changing fast. What does this mean for us brickies and our jobs? Check for example this article: https://bricklaying.allaboutzone.com/bricklaying-robot/

The Future of Jobs

Every year youth unemployment and new career paths decreasing for young people in Australia because a lots of students graduate every year and from universities, as Australia is famous for its quality education so worldwide students came to study here and a lot of them choose Australia as their job place but not get a good job for making carrier because of competition. Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent in November of 2016 from 5.6 percent in October.