Automation creates a skilled labor shortage

Automation is seen as a great way to eliminate tasks in the warehouse that require unskilled labor.  Unfortunately, automation requires skilled labor to set up and maintain. One company is struggling to get automation running and are finding the necessary electrical, electronic, and mechanical skills to be in short supply.  Additionally, when you can get the requisite skills, the pay scale is a lot higher.  Are we substituting $50-75/hour labor for $25/hour labor?  
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