Letters: Jun. 20, 1983

Future Work

To the Editors:

In your otherwise splendid story on the new economy [May 30], TIME should have pointed out that the number of sophisticated jobs likely to be created by high technology is going to be disappointingly modest. According to Labor Department projections for the '80s, the U.S. will need 1.3 million additional janitors, nurses' aides and orderlies, but only 150,000 new computer programmers. For the majority of American workers, the high-tech age will further reduce the level of skills required.

George W. Bonham New Rochelle, N. Y.

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