Future of manufacturing in Europe

New tasks in old jobs: Drivers of change and implications for job quality

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Updated
06 september 2018
Published
06 september 2018
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Abstract

This overview report summarises the findings of 20 case studies looking at recent changes in the task content of five manufacturing occupations (car assemblers, meat processing workers, hand-packers, chemical products plant and machine operators and inspection engineers) as a result of factors such as digital transformations, globalisation and offshoring, increasing demand for high quality standards and sustainability. It also discusses some implications in terms of job quality and working life. Overall, the report highlights how qualitative contextual information can complement existing quantitative data, offering a richer understanding of changes in the content and nature of jobs.

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    28
    Reference No: 
    fomeef18004
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1727-4
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-18-808-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/507642
    Catalogue info

    New tasks in old jobs: Drivers of change and implications for job quality

    This overview report summarises the findings of 20 case studies looking at recent changes in the task content of five manufacturing occupations (car assemblers, meat processing workers, hand-packers, chemical products plant and machine operators and inspection engineers) as a result of factors such as digital transformations, globalisation and offshoring, increasing demand for high quality standards and sustainability. It also discusses some implications in terms of job quality and working life.

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  • Working papers

    Related working papers

    • Car assemblers: Occupational report
      Case study
      06 september 2018
      Authors
      Rosini, Simone
      Number of pages
      20
      Reference No
      WPEF18007
    • Chemical products plant and machine operators: Occupational report
      Case study
      06 september 2018
      Number of pages
      19
      Reference No
      WPEF18008
    • Hand packers: Occupational report
      Case study
      06 september 2018
      Number of pages
      19
      Reference No
      WPEF18009
    • Meat processing workers: Occupational report
      Case study
      06 september 2018
      Number of pages
      20
      Reference No
      WPEF18010
    • Inspection engineers: Occupational report
      Case study
      06 september 2018
      Number of pages
      19
      Reference No
      WPEF18011
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