15 September 2006. - New technologies will boost productivity, but also impact employment in retail, says ILO report. The introduction of new technologies will be one of the driving factors contributing to productivity gains in the retail sector but will
also affect the levels and quality of employment, says a new ILO report.
The report was prepared for discussion at the Tripartite Meeting on the Social and Labour Implications of the Increased Use of Advanced Retail Technologies
to be held in Geneva from 18 - 20 September. The meeting will examine the role of new retail technologies, particularly RFID (radio frequency identification)
in shaping the employment landscape in commerce.