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From rickshaw pullers to neon-sign makers, the world's disappearing jobs in the face of technology

Across the world, technology is transforming industries and jobs. New careers and businesses are being created but other roles are under threat. As workers around the world mark Labour Day today, The Straits Times and Agence France-Presse look at the men and women whose jobs are becoming increasingly rare.

HONG KONG • Across the world, jobs are changing. Technology is disrupting many industries and doing so very quickly in some cases.

Brighter LED lights are replacing the colourful neon signs of Hong Kong, while growing car ownership and ride-hailing firms are driving India's rickshaw pullers off the road.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2018, with the headline 'The world's disappearing jobs'. Print Edition | Subscribe