Men not adapting to changing job market in increasingly automated world

February 10, 2017

“Work that was traditionally considered male, such as mining, oil and gas production, wheat farming and auto manufacturing has been on a downward slide for the past decade,” while “opportunities in female-dominated industries have continued to expand,” reports CBC. Despite this shift, Ryerson University business Professor Gerald Swartz notes that men have not been moving into female-dominated industries. Swartz adds that some of the contributing factors include a lack of effort to attract men to these positions, the gender-based wage gap, and the way that boys are educated in their earlier years. Swartz explains that men and boys must be encouraged to think about alternative career options, or else “this will continue to be a problem for an entire gender.” CBC