LAS432 Technology and Job Market

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LAS432 Technology and Job Market
Technology has had a direct and distinct impact on the job market. Many online resources exist…

 

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LAS432 Technology and Job Market

LAS432 Technology and Job Market

Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts 45 Pages 

Technology has had a direct and distinct impact on the job market. Many online resources exist to help you assess strengths and identify areas to develop as you prepare for your career or for your next career move. For this week, you’ll complete and reflect on one online assessment that measures your skills in: 1) reading and critical thinking, 2) writing, and 3) mathematics. This assessment is part of the DeVry University Assessment plan and helps us to demonstrate what students have learned so that we can continuously improve the curriculum and represent the achievements of our students as they near graduation. Completing the ETS Proficiency Profile is an important part of this week’s class activity.

The profile consists of a 40-minute, 36-item assessment. Follow the step-by-step instructions  included in the attached. Please print and review the instructions before beginning. Once you’ve completed the assessment, share how you reacted to difficult questions. What did you learn from the process that you can take forward into your career?

In discussing the impact that technology has had and can have upon the employment of Americans, it is important to be specific about “what technology” is being considered.

Before I read this article, I just wanted to say one thing.  Yes, certain technologies are putting some people out of work, but they are hiring others at the same time.  People, not machines, are creating machines and maintaining them.  We are just building the machines to do simpler, repetitive tasks, like assembly line work.  It is true though, more and more jobs are getting lost, and at the same time, the population is increasing, so there will have to be a point where we are going to have to look at the big picture of unemployment vs. technology.  Additionally, “if we look back at…lost jobs, we see that many of them accompanied increased productivity” (Baase, p. 278).  Increased productivity is good, because more items are made, which usually makes them cheaper for all.  Just look at how many jobs have been created through computers and people working at home verses how many jobs were lost due to the programming of a computer.  We are a creative race, we will always find a way to make things work, and for the better.  Never stop improving, if we do, then we just gave up…