Technology and the
future of ASEAN jobs
The impact of AI on workers in ASEAN’s six largest economiesDownload Report See Infographic
- Naveen Menon, President for ASEAN, Cisco
AI will change the ASEAN job landscape by 2028, impacting some countries more than other. Get ready for a future where different skills are in demand.
Technology adoption will create new jobs by 2028, but with uneven growth. Workforces in manufacturing will account for just 40% of new jobs while industries like wholesale & retail expand with 1.8 million vacancies projected.
Productivity gains due to digital transformation could lead to a shift in the labor force. As many as 28 million workers across the ASEAN could be affected by 2028, with more lower-skilled jobs displaced.
The skill-sets required by ASEAN must evolve. Softer, foundational and interactive capabilities will be essential. Paradoxically, the more technologically-advanced economies will be impacted most.