NETHERLANDS: Supermarket employees' jobs threatened by self-service tills
Several thousand cashiers in Dutch supermarkets are expected to be made redundant in the next two years as self-service tills become more widespread. By 2008, the total number of Dutch cashiers is due to fall by half from its current level of 60,000, reports Zibb. The average cashier costs his or her employer €20,000 (US$21,600), considerably more than a self-service till.
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