Technology and Increasing Unemployment Rate in Ghana: The Focus on the Packaging Industry

Ebenezer Kofi Enninful, Abraham Boakye-Amponsah, Benjamin Lamptey


An experiential survey shows the dawn of technology is driving many workers out of jobs in the packaging industry. The research seeks to examine the unemployment rate with the advent of technology and to assess the effects of technology on the Packaging Industry in Ghana. The study's main goal was to identify the effects of technology in the Packaging Industry, hence the needed solutions to the effects that will be evident from the study's findings. An in-depth literature review from various authors has been discussed. For this study, the Research Design employed were the qualitative and quantitative approaches to gather comprehensive views and experiences from respondents for a better understanding of technology and unemployment issues in the Packaging Industry. The methodology engaged for the study included using questionnaires and interviews to reveal significant findings from respective respondents in the Packaging Industry for practical analysis of the study. Through non-probability purpose sampling, an aggregate of 27 respondents to the study comprising 21 package design graduate workers and 6 Packaging Industry managers were selected. Consequently, the researchers' findings revealed that technology had rendered jobless some employable package design graduates in the packaging industry. It is apparent that most companies currently prefer working with a few packaging design workers to achieve more than otherwise considering the current economic hardship and the benefits technology offers the packaging industry.

Keywords: Packaging Industry, Unemployment, Technology, Effects, Package design, Jobs

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/13-33-04

Publication date: November 30th 2022


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