As automation tech threatens hospitality and manufacturing Nevada jobs, the construction industry booms

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“In general, the more skilled the labor and geographically-varied the worksites, the more protected the job. The construction industry has certainly become more high-tech and will continue to do so—jobs that were considered mostly manual labor even a decade ago are looking a lot more like engineering today—yet construction is still considered to be one of the industries least at risk for automation. Too many variables and situation-specific issues make it a poor candidate for job-bots (who really like predictability!), and things like mobility and manual dexterity are still the prime domain of humans, and the construction industry relies heavily on both of those. So it’s good news for Nevada that construction and development are one of the most robust sectors of our economy.”

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