The Impact of Automation on Employment in the Mining Sector
Whilst there is little consistent data on the impact of automation on employment in the mining sector, advances in the use of machinery and robotic processes have led to concerns being raised about reductions in the use of human labor, particularly in developing countries where jobs are already scarce. On the other hand, commentators highlight the benefits of automation – increased productivity and the ability to build capacity in new skills. In this quick insight we explore the terms of this debate. More information can be found by accessing these resources.
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