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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Learning From Rockwell’s Q3

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Rockwell Automation is performing well, but growth is hard to come by. So, where’s the opportunity? Looks like Controls are selling well in Brazil, Mexico, and Canada. Are you getting any of these markets? CEO Keith Nosbusch is “very pleased” with Rockwell Automation’s recent performance… under the circumstances. He said that ROK’s Q3 (ending June…

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Landmark – U.S. Military Leaves Iraq

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The last U.S. forces unceremoniously pulled out of Iraq today. Literally. I can find no reference to any Good Luck/Fair Well/Thanks For Freeing Us/Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out Ceremony. News headlines often included the phrase “ending the war,” or something similar. Film crews featured extensive coverage of elated U.S. troops…

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