Automation will have a transformational impact on the workforce–and today’s workers are seeking skills and credentials to keep pace with those changes, according to a new survey.

The Working Learner Index from Bright Horizons surveyed more than 30,000 workers who are already learning on the job offers a glimpse into the motivating factors behind workers’ decision to gain additional education and credentials to increase their skillset and employability. 

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What do employers think about automation and the future of work?

Nearly 90 percent of those surveyed say they believe automation will transform their jobs and change their industries–a finding that underscores the importance of “upskilling,” or teaching workers additional skills to keep their abilities on par with the requirements of a new and evolving workforce.

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