Saturday, January 23, 2016

The robot revolution could wipe out 5.1 million jobs by 2020

The robot revolution could wipe out 5.1 million jobs by 2020

The “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is already underway and it’s not looking too promising for your job.

Over the next five years, automation and robots will cause 5.1 million job losses, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. The findings are based on a survey of 15 economies that account for about 65 percent of the world’s total workforce.

The jobs that are most at risk are office and administrative roles, which are expected to be impacted by “a perfect storm of technological trends,” the report reads. The trends the report is referencing are the mobile internet, cloud technology, Big Data analytics and the Internet of things.

Other sectors that also stand to lose jobs include office and administrative, manufacturing and production, construction and extraction, installation and maintenance and the arts and entertainment.  

Each industry will also face job losses, although the impact will vary considerably. The biggest negative losses will most likely occur in healthcare, thanks to the rise of telemedicine, followed by energy and financial services.
Technology alone isn’t the only force that’s driving job change, though. Other factors that will make it unreasonable to retain a large workforce in the coming years include climate change, resource efficiency and workplace flexibility.

Although the report found that job losses will hit men and women equally by net percentages, with 48 percent for women and 52 percent for men, it will be felt more acutely by women because the male workforce is larger. While men will see about one job gained for every three lost over the next five years, women will lose five jobs for every one job gained.

But the report isn’t all gloom and doom. About 7.1 million jobs will be lost, but these losses will be offset by the addition of 2.1 million new jobs.

The main sectors that will see job growth are business and financial operations, management, computer and mathematical and architecture and engineering. 

Until 29 January 2016. United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD) in USA

UN Human Rights USA & DC Visit: Rights of Afrodescendants, 19-29 January

NOTICE: The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD) is coming to the USA for a country visit, to investigate the state of the HUMAN RIGHTS of the Black people from, and in, the United States. 

The UN WGEPAD visit is 19 January to 29 January 2016.

In order, they will visit DC, Baltimore, Jackson, Mississippi, Chicago, New York City, and then return to DC, before flying back to their base, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Geneva, Switzerland. 

WGEPAD is responsible for the creation and administration of the United International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024. THREE of the five or six members of the Working Group will be on this USA fact-finding visit. Current chair of the Working Group is the late Dr. Frantz Fanon's daughter, Mireille Fanon Mendes-France (French national; Caribbean Afrodescendant- Martinique).

Due to very limited time, space, and resources, most of the U.S. public WILL NOT be able to meet with the Working Group. However, everyone is welcome to email them directly at: AFRICANDESCENT at sure to spell the name correctly - UNHCHR (for Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights), or they will not get your email.

UN WGEPAD Official website: 

The US visit is being coordinated by the U.S. State Department and, for civil society organisations, by the Atlanta-based U.S. Human Rights Network (USHRN). 

The (LOCAL) part of the Washington visits is being coordinated by the Pan-African Action Committee - Netfa Freeman, Shelly Green, Adwoa Masozi, and Max Rameau.

PHOTO: Since 2015, Ms. Mireille (Meer RAY uh) Fanon Mendes-France is the current chair of the WGEPAD. She is the daughter of the late pan-African writer and psychiatrist, Frantz Fanon, who was an Afrodescendant from the Caribbean island of Martinique (still claimed as "part" of France).

UN International Decade for People of African Descent, official website: 


Marian Douglas-Ungaro

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Culture of Health. Rand Corporation. Stakeholder Perspectives

New Research

Stakeholder Perspectives on a Culture of Health

Key Findings

Joie D. Acosta, Margaret D. Whitley, Linnea Warren May, Tamara Dubowitz, Malcolm V. Williams, and Anita Chandra
Since 2013, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has embarked on a pioneering effort to advance a Culture of Health. The Culture of Health action framework is founded on a vision in which "everyone in our diverse society leads healthier lives now and for generations to come." To put the Culture of Health vision into action, RWJF asked RAND Health to support the development of an action framework and measurement strategy. 

This report summarizes the stakeholder engagement efforts that RAND used to inform this work. It draws on a series of interviews and focus groups that RAND researchers conducted with stakeholders both within and outside the United States. It should be of interest to RWJF, as well as to those individuals and organizations interested in advancing the Culture of Health action framework. 

Given that RWJF is focused on using the Culture of Health action framework and measures to catalyze national dialogue about content and investments to improve population health and well-being, the report should be beneficial to a range of national, state, and local leaders across a variety of sectors that contribute to health as described by the Culture of Health action framework.
Please send comments about the study to:
Anita Chandra (author)
Director, Research
Joie D. Acosta (author)
Senior Behavioral Scientist
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On-site Training Opportunity. Feb-March 2016. Incident Operations. National Fire Academy.

EMS Personnel, Officers, and Supervisors:

We have openings in the 6-day class R0847: Emergency Medical Services Incident Operations at the National Fire Academy, February 28 to March 4, 2016. This class is part of our Volunteer Incentive Program, but is also open to combination and career departments.

If you are a member of a volunteer, combination or career department and have or will have responsibility for implementing the initial and early expanding EMS functions of an ICS at medium- or large-sized incidents, here is an opportunity for you.

In this 6-day course, EMS personnel/officers/supervisors review ICS and study proper incident command techniques for management of medium to large incidents involving multiple sick or injured patients. Topics covered include problem-solving and EMS functions within incident command, resource management, interagency and mutual aid, sizeup and strategy, tactics and action plans, EMS company operations, preincident preparation, incident organization, and strategic command.
More course information, including Student Selection Criteria and Prerequisites, can be found at
Here is the link to the application: Apply today!

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