How many new jobs will be created?

It is difficult to project how the adoption of new technologies will affect jobs.

It is difficult to project the number of new jobs that will be created by the adoption of new technologies and markets. For example, manufacturers of all sizes increasingly use temporary help services for their workforce as they strive to cut labor costs and maintain a lean and flexible operation. This shift of employer-of-record to the employment services industry skews manufacturing industry employment data, making it appear to have declined more than it actually has. It is unlikely that this trend will slow.

Job growth will occur in established high-technology industries such as computer programming and related sciences, biotech-biomed, aerospace (including autonomous vehicles), computer and peripherals, and telecommunications. Manufacturing jobs forecasted to decline over the next decade include manufacturing production in old line industries such as apparel, plastics, converted paper, machinery, printing, and petroleum and coal manufacturing. California is showing strong growth in the design and logistics components.

Newly emerging industries such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy, and Intelligent Transportation systems could see the most growth, generating more than 644,300 jobs by 2015.

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