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India is looking for workers who are flexible, adaptable, understand technology, speak good English and who are continually upgrading their skills

Summary

The World Economic Forum has assessed the future of jobs on a country-by-country basis. This article from an Indian magazine shows they are facing similar challenges to that of Australia. India has a huge population and is expected to overtake China's by 2027. However, China has a GDP that is 4.7 times bigger than India's. Worth noting that 40% of India's workforce is employed in agriculture, in China it is only 25%  and in the USA, 1.3%.  Employment too is changing. Around half of Indian businesses will reduce their workforce by making greater use of technology. A third of Indian business managers say they are going to employ more people, but these workers must possess the necessary skills to work in the following areas:
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Science.
  • Big data analysts. 
  • Digital marketing.
  • Information security. 
Further to work in most of these areas will require workers to have a good standard of English. What can we learn from this article that might help us to develop a good relationship with India?