About - Recruiter’s View

Sooner or later, everything in real life influences the jobs markets. So, our topics here range all over the place.

In our search to discover and share what’s really going on, we are particularly trying to answer the questions:

  • Where will jobs be created (and why?)
  • Where will jobs be destroyed (and why?)

This is my commentary on what I see and what I think it means.

People sometimes ask my opinion, because they assume a Recruiter’s activity can be a useful indicator.

And in fact, it’s true that I can pick up on changes in the business environment months ahead of the published numbers.

Understanding the implications of those changes is the trick. Daily conversations with business leaders give me the equivalent of perpetual survey results. And talking to candidates is the perfect reality check.

Ultimately, then, my evaluation is largely formed as an extension of what many, many others have been kind enough to share with me.

So, when you think I’ve got it wrong, I encourage you to tell me what you see from your side of the mountain.

We’re all trying to figure this out together.

Thanks for being a part of our effort!

-TD

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Economy On The Edge

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Here’s the U.S. economic situation for Monday, March 14.  Markets have been careening around, especially following the invasion of Ukraine.  But our bigger challenges are already baked in.  These summary statements are my simplified take on recent data. After that, I follow with detail and documentation, in case you want to investigate further.  Here we…

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Auto Magic

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A family member was coming to the end of a three-year lease.  She wanted to get a new car. There are no new cars. So, she bought her existing car out of lease.  Of course, the purchase price was based on lease documents written three years ago.  The instant she signed the papers, the retail…

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Tinkerbell Economics

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If you believe and clap your hands, the Fed Fairies will live. During his tenure as Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke miraculously salvaged the US financial system, and – in the process – helped lower our credit and credibility. This week, Bernanke’s carefully phrased farewell conference absolutely ignited the equities markets. Indices rocketed to new highs,…

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What do Estonia and Wisconsin have in common?

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When government reduces spending, ridicule increases. And citizens have more money. There was some humor related to a Twitter flare up two weeks ago. Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves may have become peeved at comments by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. At the heart of it, Estonia made large budget cuts, boldly moving the…

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