Future of Jobs Survey 2023

by | June 15, 2023

The World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Survey 2023 – the fourth edition of the survey brings together the perspective of 803 companies – collectively employing more than 11.3 million workers – across 27 industry clusters and 45 economies from all world regions. The Survey covers questions of macrotrends and technology trends, their impact on jobs, their impact on skills, and the workforce transformation strategies businesses plan to use, across the 2023-2027 timeframe.

Key Takeaways for Secondary School Career Practitioners

Technology Adoption and the Future of Jobs:

  • Technology adoption will remain a key driver of organisational transformation in the next five years.
  • Within technology adoption, big data, cloud computing and AI feature highly on likelihood of adoption.
  • The impact of most technologies on jobs is expected to be a net positive over the next five years.
  • The human-machine frontier has shifted, with businesses introducing automation into their operations at a slower pace than previously anticipated.

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Future of Jobs – Growth & Decline

The combination of macrotrends and technology adoption will drive specific areas of job growth and decline:

  • The fastest-growing roles relative to their size today are driven by technology, digitalisation and sustainability.
  • The fastest-declining roles relative to their size today are driven by technology and digitalisation.

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Future of Jobs – Top Skills

• Analytical thinking and creative thinking remain the most important skills for workers in 2023.

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Reference: weforum.org

About the author Kate McBeath

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