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Vanishing Jobs

This combination of Associated Press file photos shows, left, mail carrier Mike Gillis delivering mail in 2011, in Montpelier, Vt., and right, Microsoft Outlook being demonstrated on a desktop computer in 2013, in New York. The number of "mail carriers" in the U.S. fell 10 percent from 358,000 to 321,000 in ten years through 2010.

Jobs With a Terrible Outlook

January 24, 2013

Businesses are cutting costs wherever they can. Outsourcing jobs overseas where operation costs are lower is just one example. However, the proliferation of new technology is changing the landscape of America’s job market. Automation is yet another fast-growing method of cutting costs, as these technological advances become cheaper and easier to implement — replacing jobs previously held by humans.

Here are some professions that are suffering due to these technological advances: