“And while reports indicate new technology is fundamentally changing existing jobs and resulting in the creation of new ones, Matthew Sigelman, CEO of labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies, said that trend is incremental. Rather than seeing many new jobs emerge, he argued, it’s more often that existing ones are adding new requirements.
That could raise the salary and knowledge levels of the workers required and make jobs harder to fill. Sigelman gave the example of a marketing manager, a position that now often requires the ability to work with customer data. That went “from being really quick to fill to really hard to fill,” he said.
“(This) represents a real challenge for educators in terms of how they can keep their programs up to date,” he said, as well as for workers and employers.”