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7 out of 10 workers are worried about jobs in age of AI: Survey

Workable's AI in Hiring & Work survey finds that seven in 10 workers are worried about the impact of AI on their jobs. This is an excerpt from our AI in Hiring and Work survey report, based on responses from 950 hiring managers in the US and UK. Visit here to download the report in full.

Keith MacKenzie
Keith MacKenzie

Passionate about human resources, employment, and business management, and an expert at sharing that expertise.

In 2008-09, it was the subprime mortgage crisis. In 2020, it was the pandemic. In 2022, it was the invasion of Ukraine. And now, we have AI.

All of these things contributed to destabilization of economies – and at the individual level, anxieties around job security.

In Workable’s AI in Hiring & Work survey, one of the questions we asked was about how employees are feeling about AI’s emergence as a mainstay in the workplace.

So, are employees worried about their jobs? Yep, they are.

Nearly seven out of 10 (68.1%) say employees in their company frequently or occasionally express concerns about AI impacting their job security.

Only 7.9% – less than one in 12 – say they don’t see those concerns being raised in their workplace.

The industry lens

Perhaps unsurprisingly now that Construction is shown to be a leading industry in AI adoption, this industry also leads in terms of job security worries at 84%, 15.9 points higher than the overall benchmark of 68.2%.

Education (61.1%) and Retail (55.2%) aren’t as concerned.

In fact, two out of five in Retail (40.3% vs. 30% overall) say their employees rarely or never express concerns about AI impacting their job security.

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