Can we save our jobs? Robert Peston reveals his two biggest concerns

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Can we save our jobs? Robert Peston reveals his two biggest concerns

Wednesday, 23 September

“The critical issue is not whether the economy as a whole will recover - it will. But it’s the nature of the recovery which matters.”

While optimistic that Britain will restore economic order following the pandemic crash, Robert Peston is less confident on the future of our collective workforce.

It's a topic he has been investigating for the Tonight programme and readily admits, to presenter Julie Etchingham on this special podcast, that he's been "slightly obsessed with for years and years and years".

You can watch his full report on Tonight: Can We Save Our Jobs? on ITV at 7.30pm on Thursday 24 September - or thereafter on the ITV Hub, at itv.com/hub/itv.

Here, in this extended conversation, he explains to Julie what he learned from his many hours of filming and his key conversations with experts - and shares the two key concerns he has for those both in and out of work in 2020.

However, Robert also argues why he is confident humans will always have jobs to do amid fears of robots replacing vast areas of our workforce.
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