WASHINGTON (AP) — When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their wake.
"I had a lot of people asking me, 'What is going to happen to us?'" says Veronica Mena, a trainer for the e-commerce startup, recalling the anxiety that rippled through her co-workers after company executives announced plans to open an automated warehouse in nearby Union, New Jersey.
NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about automation in manufacturing, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a report that forecast 2 million new American manufacturing jobs in the next decade. It should have cited The Manufacturing Institute, not the American Manufacturing Institute.
A corrected version of the story is below:
In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not