Trends Report

Automation Can Solve The Service Worker Shortage

Robots Can Fill The Demand For Employees In North America And Europe

February 10th, 2022
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Since the pandemic began, we’ve seen an explosion in the need for frontline service workers, particularly in the US and Europe. Stores, hotels, hospitals, warehouses, and restaurants report severe shortages for jobs like warehouse packing and sorting, delivery, food processing, and janitorial work. These hard-to-fill jobs are prime candidates for automation, but is automation ready to take them on? This report provides an automation deployment model that combines adoption characteristics with technology readiness to compare 11 automation categories that have the potential to help with the service worker shortage. Buyers will understand where and when to invest; vendors will understand what to target.

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