Digitisation and its consequences for employment in Switzerland

Digitisation and its consequences for employment is one of the most discussed topics of recent years. Prof. Uschi Backes-Gellner and Tobias Schlegel summarize the debate with regard to Switzerland in a guest article in the 2018 Wage Book of the Directorate of Economic Affairs of the Canton of Zurich. The question of whether today's employees will suffer the same fate in the course of digitalization as the workhorse did after the introduction of the combustion engine is to be denied. The all too often negatively attributed digitisation should not be met with fear, but rather with adapted and new educational offers. According to the authors, it represents one thing above all - a huge opportunity. The whole article from the Wage Book Switzerland 2018 (in German only) can be found here: