International Labor Organization found that over 81% of Filipino workers especially to the BPO sector in the electronics sector are at high risk displacement from automation- Moya
“It is important to note that these technologies are intended to perform routine functions typically done by low-skilled workers which renders them more vulnerable to job losses. It has been found by the ILO that over 81% of Filipino workers in the electronics sector are at high risk displacement from automation. Displacement in the textiles, clothing, and footwear sector on the other hand is gendered, because the industry predominantly employs women especially in low-skilled routine work. Most relevant to the Philippines perhaps is the impact of the fourth (4th) industrial revolution to the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector. Automation, particularly robotic process automation, has been determined as a major detriment to employment in the industry due to its ability to perform tasks quickly, learn from experience, and improve after each operation. Automated robots are also able to work around the clock, are less error prone, and can address the high turnover rates which is one of the challenges faced by the BPO industry.” pahayag ni Jose Roland Moya, Director General ng Employers Confederation of the Philippines.
Ulat ni Nolan Ariola