These comments apply to the career grouping of Administrative support clerks.
Administrative support clerks often deal more closely with people than do other support staff. Consequently, they are often less affected by technological change than many of their co-workers. Still, technology has altered--and in many cases, streamlined--the delivery of administrative services in many offices and departments. In several organizations during the nineties, this meant less demand in the work force for administrative support clerks.
Although technology plays a limited role in the work of many administrative support clerks, it is essential that clerks continually upgrade their computer skills. Clerks who are experienced with the latest office technology may have an advantage over others seeking employment in these fields.
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