Two of the world's largest employers are replacing tens of thousands of their workers with robots:
Foxconn, a key manufacturing partner for Apple, Google, and Amazon, is the world's 10th largest employer and it has already replaced 60,000 workers with robots, according to a recent note written in part by analyst John Seagrimat CLSA.
Walmart, the third-largest global employer with 2.1 million workers, wants to replace its warehouse stock-checkers with flying drones that can scan miles of shelves in a fraction of the time.
Robots in and of themselves are not a negative for labor (SEE: Robots and Jobs), but when minimum wages are high, they provide incentives for firms to adopt more robot technology than would otherwise exist and the low-skilled workers because of the high minimum wage will find it difficult to find new work.
(via World Economic Forum)