Automation is leading to job growth in certain industries where machines take on repetitive tasks, freeing humans for more creative duties.
Many jobs in the big industries like auto-part manufacturers are taken over by robots, machines or artificial intelligences. Many sceptics see this development as a danger for human jobs in these sectors. The contrary is true. Although many tasks and manual jobs can be taken over by machines or robots, many new jobs are created with the automation. Machines cannot take decisions on their own, nor can they define workflows or procedures.
Therefore human skill is needed to manage the new procedures. The challenge of technology demands a lot of mechanical design, engineering skills and creates many new jobs. “Industrial employment in Germany is expected to rise 1.8% by 2021 because robots and automation are making the country’s factories more competitive, according to the Germany-based Centre for European Economic Research in April.”
If you want to a detailed report of the automatisation in huge industries and its positive effects on job growth read. The article “How the World’s Biggest Companies Are Fine-Tuning the Robot Revolution” on Business Standard.