Blue-collar Americans quitting their jobs for tech roles

The pandemic has accelerated an increase in Americans moving from blue collar jobs to tech-related roles, The Wall Street Journal reported April 8.

According to new research, more than a tenth of Americans in low-paying roles in warehouses, manufacturing, hospitality and other hourly positions made the switch to jobs in software and information technology, as well as tech-related roles in logistics, finance and healthcare. 

Researchers attribute this to the digital revolution, according to the report. 

This revolution is changing the way thousands of businesses run as there is more emphasis on roles that involve data and automation. 

Companies and organizations are making the switch and seeking out employees to fill new roles and adapt existing ones to meet the demand.

A large number of employers are also getting rid of college-degree requirements in order to hire more broadly. 

CVS Health is one of them. 

The company told the Journal that it is now recruiting more inexperienced hires in cybersecurity and healthcare technology positions.

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