After 5 years, approximately 8 percent of employees leave the company as a result of automation, according to research from Utrecht University, Boston University and the Dutch Centraal Planbureau. Employees ultimately find a new job, because automation leads to job growth elsewhere. It is therefore not the case that automation always leads to job destruction.
Automation does indeed affect many workers, yet relatively few workers are adversely affected, according to the report: "Automatic Reaction: What Happens to Workers at Firms that Automate?" From Utrecht University professor Maarten Goos and professor Anna Salomons contributed to the research. Salomons is professor of Employment and Inequality. They are both involved in the Future of Work hub of Utrecht University, where researchers from different disciplines are studying the future of work.