If you are looking for assurances, there are none. Sorry. But if you don't want to undergo skills upgrading, that's fine. When enough of us refuse to do so, there will be more opportunities for overseas companies to outsource their crappy, low-skilled, underpaid, exploitative, dangerous jobs to us. That should put your overarching fear of unemployment to rest.From Liu Rijing -October 6I refer to The Big Read article “Despite being vulnerable, few PMETs heed call to learn new skills” (Oct 1) and wish to raise a few points.First, threats to jobs come not only from technological change but also globalisation.So how can we be sure that learning new skills will ensure we do not lose out to global competition when companies relocate owing to cost considerations?Second is whether a new skill one picks up would still be in demand after one has spent time and money to complete the training.Third, when companies can choose to outsource professional work to a worker based in a foreign country with a lower salary, how can skills upgrading help then? (Today Online)
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