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Technology making some jobs less needed

...hiring outlooks by 2022 are mail carrier, farmer, meter reader and travel agent. CareerCast gleaned data from the...postal employment to decline.Other workers, such as meter readers and travel agents, also have seen computers replace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-30/technology-
US consumer confidence index rises in December to 78.1

...New port News, Va., says he has seen "a lot more job openings in the past month."He was hired in December as a meter reader for the Newport News Waterworks, the regional water provider owned and operated by the city. As a result, he and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-31/us-consumer-confidence-ind
Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs

...for generations can disappear in a few years. Utility meter readers are just one example. As power companies began installing...so-called smart readers outside homes, the number of meter readers in the U.S. plunged from 56,000 in 2001 to 36...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-24/recession-tech-kill-middle
The 50-year itch: Stop hand-wringing about machines taking jobs

...bus drivers, cab drivers and others whose occupations entail driving responsibilities; electronic devices replace meter readers in public utilities; ATMs replace bank tellers; and so on. The possibilities for such progress are unbounded.Then...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-05-05/50-year-itch-sto
Practically human: Can smart machines do your job?

...species in the job market: He's a meter reader in Fresno, Calif. For 26 years...department employed 50 full-time meter readers just six years ago. Now, it has...Verizon says.And then there are the meter readers like PG&E's Liscano. Their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-28/practically-human-can-smar
Are you qualified to work at waterworks?

...pointsSTONED AND THE CITY: If your city of Augusta water bills have been unusually high, it might be because your meter reader was too.Well, utility workers Ricky Colrey Dunn and his supervisor Benjamin Gary Gibson , caught in a Richmond County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2011-03-26/are-you-qualifi
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Meter upgrade reaches Augusta

...company," she said. "Thankfully, it wasn't really a matter of laying people off."Boatwright said the position of meter reader is one that often has a high turnover rate, so Georgia Power was able to start upgrading the systems in areas with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2011-05-31/meter-upgra
Georgia Power Co. installing digital meters

ATLANTA - Soon the meter readers who bother your dog, step on your flowers and give a fright when seen outside windows will be a thing of the past.Georgia Power...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-09-08/georgia-power-co-install
Augusta Utilities worker arrested

...visiting an apartment used in a Richmond County Sheriff's Office undercover sting operation, and Troy Curry, 46, a meter reader who was arrested and charged with selling crack cocaine in August2010.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-10-18/augusta-utilities-work
Augusta firefighter drug test case goes to mediation

...at an apartment being used in a Richmond County Sheriff's Office undercover drug and weapons sting. In July 2010, meter reader Troy Curry was charged with selling crack cocaine from his Augusta Utilities vehicle.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-01-20/augusta-firefighter-drug