Will millennials outsmart robots?

Young workers’ interests shifting away from routine roles: Research
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/17/2017
Delivery Robot
Teelke Meyer receives her food order by a delivery robot in Hamburg, Germany, on May 9. Research shows millennials are shifting away from routine occupations that are facing replacement by automation. Credit: Fabian Bimmer (Reuters)

The demise of the future workplace at the hands of robots has been greatly exaggerated, according to research from Indeed.com, an American-based job-search website.

Statistics on Canadian jobseeking interests show millennial workers are well-positioned to beat the robots, according to Daniel Culbertson, an economist at Indeed in Austin.

The labour force is becoming more educated — 23.8 per cent of workers now have a university degree compared to 18.1 per cent in 2005, he said.