Software Replacing Skilled Employees

The world of technology is an ever-changing and evolving industry.  As it stands, IT recruiters need to find highly skilled individuals to compete with other candidates.  However, the problem now is that these people are now being replaced by automated software.

A few days ago Hewlett-Packard Co. announced that they would be cutting around 9,000 employees from their technology-services division in addition to 25,000 workers they had already planned to cut.  According to the article in the Wall Street Journal, “services providers have been trying to automate their offerings, replacing high-cost workers with software that performs certain functions automatically”.  By automating their processes, they will decrease their expenses and eventually generate around “$700 million in annual savings”.

But does this mean that skilled workers in the technology industry will not be needed as much in the future? Should we start considering other career paths? This IT recruiter does not believe that all work can be completely automated.  Someone will still need to oversee the process and make sure there aren’t any errors in the program. There may be fewer jobs available in the future due to the automation, but in the end, companies will always have IT jobs available.

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