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Sunderland jobs under threat by 2030

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11:22am 29th January 2018
(Updated 12:27pm 29th January 2018)

Sunderland is under threat of major job losses by the year 2030.

That's according to the latest report from the think tank, Centre for Cities.

It claims one in five jobs in British cities will be displaced by artificial intelligence and other technological changes.

Wearsider Paul Swinney is Head of Policy and Research at Centre for Cities fears one of the factors could lead to a widening of the north-south employment divide.

Paul Swinney Foundation of Light Mackem Day

Automation and globalisation are other key factors that are being outlined as possible reasons for the displacement of Sunderland jobs over the next twelve years.

Sunderland was among 63 large urban areas in the UK explored in the economic study, which also found retail, customer service and warehouse jobs are among those also most at risk.

You can read a statement from Councillor Harry Trueman, Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council, below: 

"Many manufacturing jobs in Sunderland are actually leaner, more highly automated than elsewhere in the UK and this is already helping to attract new investment. 

"Our city has a strong track record of creating new jobs and this City Council has every intention of continuing it. 

"Reports like this can sometimes serve to highlight and heighten what actions have been taken and what is happening to prevent a certain set of circumstances from developing. 

"This report says some jobs are at risk, it does not say they are definitely going to go. 

"What is definite is that this council is working to lessen that risk and ensure that new jobs and opportunities are created. 

"From almost zero ten years ago, there are now hundreds of people working in the city’s software sector. 

"Plus, plans are taking shape to create more than 5,000 jobs with the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) close to the A19 and the Nissan site, and there is growing interest from companies to move here. 

"Sunderland is working closely with South Tyneside on this IAMP project and will continue working with other public and private partners to help create new jobs and attract even more investment. 

"Sunderland has a reputation for being robust and resilient, and I predict that will definitely continue in the future. 

"What the City Council definitely does want from this report is Government ensuring there is adequate funding at all schools and colleges to help develop the skills that our future workforce needs."

Find out more about the Centre for Cities Outlook 2018 here.

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