Information Technology, Automation, and the U.S. Workforce – New Report

Technological advances can create enormous economic and other benefits, but they can also lead to significant changes for workers. A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines current and possible future impacts of emerging information and communication technologies on the U.S. workforce. The report will set forth a research agenda and describe types and sources of data that would enhance understanding of the workforce impacts of IT and automation. DETAILS: Advance copies of Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here? will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT on Wednesday, March 15. 

The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 16.  To obtain a copy of the report, reporters should contact the Academies’ Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or email