STEVENS POINT (WAOW) — A study from Brookings found that a quarter of Americans could see job disruption due to automation.

Midwestern states are some of the most exposed to automation, and the Badger State could see up to 48% of jobs automated in the future.

The report says the likelihood for automation is due to a few variables including educational attainment, industrial composition and community types.

Manufacturing, agriculture, retail and food services are some of the fields most likely to be impacted by automation.

David Marten, the Vice President of Marten Machining, said that automation doesn’t necessarily mean less jobs for people.

“The neat thing about automation is that it actually creates more jobs at our place,” Marten said.

And automation can help them free up

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