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!


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Landmark – Supreme Court Goes Into A Parallel Universe To Allow Obamacare.


The Supreme Court determined that Obamacare is not constitutional under the Commerce Clause. Four justices said the law should be thrown out altogether. Obvious solution: Re-cast Obamacare as tax law and approve it that way. Court watchers suggest that, at the heart of it, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts just couldn’t take the heat….

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February Readers Respond


Readers report that business is improving. New hiring increases are impeded by health care costs and a shortage of skilled labor. I fired off a “Great To Be Back” letter on February 3, and asked, “…what have you been seeing in your part of the world?” Excellent answers flowed in, many on the same day….

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Plucked and Perished


Family members testify that existing government healthcare procedures are fleecing patients and shortening their lives.  We haven’t even started Obamacare yet. One of our readers testified before the Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee yesterday. It seems that a perverse interpretation of “abuse” can separate you from a loved one during a hospital visit. What follows in…

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Robbing Peter AND Paul


Congress gave itself a huge head start on health care, setting up a fantastic inflow of money years in advance of any serious payout. All that money will be held safely in a Health Care Lock Box, right? Taxes for the new Health Care program are hidden in all kinds of weird places. Cumulatively, they’ll…

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