Wakefield facing ‘bumpy’ future in tackling job losses to robots

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Wakefield facing 'bumpy' future in tackling job losses to robots

It forecast that Yorkshire as a whole could lose around 400,000 vacancies during the next 12 years.

The rise of automation and robotics is expected to hit employment in warehouses and the logistics industry particularly hard, with only Mansfield and Sunderland expected to lose a bigger proportion of its workforces than Wakefield.

The district could lose 45,000 jobs – nearly a third of its entire workforce – by 2030, a report by a respected think tank predicted last year.

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