collage of lightbulb and other symbols and text and orange and blue background  In hospitals, semi-autonomous service robots could reduce the overall number of people employed as orderlies, dietary clerks, and laundry workers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Tech's effects on job quality — including wages and working conditions — should be as much of a concern for employers as its effects on the total number of jobs available. That's the conclusion of a new report released by the UC Berkeley Labor Center on how and why employers in key industries are deploying new technologies, and what effects these changes could have on workers.

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