The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has released its annual report on jobs and employment, reviewing trends, policy developments and prospects.

Whilst it highlights that about 36% of Australian jobs face a high risk of automation, new jobs will emerge seeing a vital requirement for adults to be upskilled or retrained to meet the needs of future jobs.

Some of the key messages from the Australian comparison are:

  • The quantity of jobs may not fall, but job quality and disparities among workers may worsen.
  • Young workers and those without tertiary education face the most significant risks.
  • Collective bargaining can help shape the future of work.
  • Adult learning is key to help the most vulnerable navigate a changing labour market.

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