Job Threat

A job threat is the risk of a job ceasing to exist in its current form. It is often associated with the loss of a job, either in the sense of it ceasing to exist or from the perspective of an individual—for ­example, in the event of a job moving location. Job threats can also relate to, or result in, changes in the characteristics of a job. The study of job threat is of particular relevance because of the number of jobs that were threatened and subsequently lost during the Great Recession of the early 21st century and advances in technology that undermine the need for certain jobs. The advantages and disadvantages of job threats can vary for individuals, firms, and the state in the ...

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