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 – Detroit Bankruptcy


We knew Detroit was imploding. We might be surprised how complicated its bankruptcy will become. Beyond unions, retirees, bond holders and tax payers, other collapsing cities will also have a stake in the results.  They’ll almost certainly model their actions off Detroit’s decisions. Meanwhile, the state of Michigan may be heading in a different direction…

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Landmark – Hurricane Sandy


Largest Atlantic hurricane on record, extending over 1,100 miles. Struck Atlantic City, NJ at 8:00p on Monday, October 29, 2012. Pressure dropped to 940 mbar. Massive, fast moving flooding compounded by high tide, high winds, full moon. Wind damage. Fires leaping from building to building, pushed by winds up to 110 mph. Power outages for…

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Landmark – 9/11 Embassy Attacks


On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks on the World Trade Towers, presumably pre-planned attacks hit U.S. interests in Egypt and Libya. They were quickly followed by attacks in at least four other locations. 9/11/12 – Cairo, Egypt 9/11/12 – Benghazi, Libya From Wikipedia… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_U.S._diplomatic_missions_attacks “In Benghazi, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms were fired…

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Landmark – Restoring Love – Dallas, TX


Significant in a presidential election year, this enormous three day series of events focused, not on a candidate, but on morals, principles, and responsibility. The most controversial premise ignores political parties, altogether. It argues that restoring our own American principles and character will reshape America’s culture. And, in turn, it is our culture that selects…

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