1. The case for reskilling — now ...
Almost 1 million Americans will see their occupation vanish by 2026, and they will have to train for a wholesale career change or probably not find equally paid work. Many won't find new work at all, and women will be disproportionately affected.
New study: That's according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Boston Consulting, which also found that companies are barely acting to retrain their employees for this dramatic change ahead.
By the numbers: In all, some 1.4 million Americans will lose their jobs to technological change in the next eight years. And, without new skills, 575,000 of them — 41% — will have either minuscule or no chance of finding other work.
Why it matters: These are the people who must start thinking now about what totally new career they can realistically transition into.
"Overall, the scale of re-skilling suggests that we need a skilling revolution," Oliver Cann, a WEF spokesman, tells Axios.
A large number of the new jobless will be women falling out of low-paid occupations. About 800,000, or 57%, of the jobless will be women, who will have only about half the number of new job options as unemployed men.
Yes, but: The study assumes that an aggressive reskilling program results in most women — apart from those working in the production sector — finding new work. About 74% of the women who do land new work will probably be paid more than in their old job, versus 53% of the men, it finds.
Go deeper: Read the full story here and check out Chris Canipe's interactive of the chart above.