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Re: K-Mart and now Macy's...
It's called progress. More delivery drivers will be needed and people to package the goods. In the late 90's, computer programmers were in demand to prepare for the transition into the 2000's since the calendars of existing computers didn't automatically adjust to the change in many instances. They earned high wages and many were just hacks with just enough knowledge to get by but not good enough to be innovators. Once the transition to the 2000's happened and there was no great melt down as anticipated, they lost their jobs almost immediately and there was a glut in the market to find new employment. The innovators kept working finding better ways of doing things by being able to perform out of the box. The hacks eventually found jobs too but at a much lower wage than they had been getting and some just changed fields. I expect the same will happen in many areas and workers will need to reeducate themselves. The trend now is leaning to teaching trades rather than academics.