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Old 05-13-2022, 03:39 PM
 
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Grocery stores still need stockers, they need kitchen and deli staff, both cooks and customer service people. There are scads of openings in those positions, at all levels, from entry-level to supervisory. Some of those jobs pay $20/hr. or more.

The economy adds jobs, because customer service is still needed. All the fast food restaurants, as well as all other restaurants, all the shops and stores to staff, office jobs throughout commercial, medical, and governmental sectors, not to mention: schools, colleges, and non-profits. And don't forget: hotels. The US doesn't have enough workers to provide all the hotel staffing needs.

Most of those jobs are for entry-level workers or moderately experienced/moderately skilled. I don't know if higher-skilled jobs are as wide-open: management, tech (for US citizens), engineering, accounting, doctors, nurses. And is the pay in some of those professions increasing or decreasing, or stagnant? It seems like some of those jobs don't pay as much as they used to, or haven't been keeping up with inflation.
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Old 05-16-2022, 11:12 PM
 
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1. New industries or business are always being created so some growth will come from there and these jobs are going to be either less automated or harder to automate.

2. Automation helps control prices and so if goods become cheaper then more of those goods could be sold which in turn could cause an expansion of the business.

3. Automation does not always reduce the number of employees. Automation is about reducing costs. It can allow you to keep the same number of employees but churn out more product. It can replace a few high paid employees with lower paid ones because the automation is doing the work of the higher paid ones. It can also allow you to trade a few lower paid staff for one higher paid one (in this case there is a reduction, but not as bad as eliminating all staff).

4. Some jobs are just hard to automate such as healthcare, construction, and education. The aging population is driving job growth in healthcare and construction is very cyclical.
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